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Regional Skills Leadership Group


The Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) has been established to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the Bay of Plenty.

The group is one of 15 Regional Skills Leadership Groups across Aotearoa, set up by the Government as part of a collaborative approach to labour market planning.

This will see our workforce, education and immigration sectors working together to better meet the differing skills needs across the country.

The interim RSLG was formed in mid-2020, with an immediate focus on helping re-employ, redeploy or retrain workers and entrepreneurs who lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

A permanent, future-focused group was established in August 2021, building on the interim group’s work.
The Bay of Plenty RSLG has 15 members, including its two co-chairs, Turi Ngatai and Dr Chris Tooley.

Membership consists of local iwi, industry and union representatives, economic development agencies and education providers. You can check out the members and the work of the group here.

A key focus is producing a regional workforce plan (RWP) to serve as a catalyst for a shared vision of our regional labour market, and outline a pathway for our region to move to a higher skilled workforce through more cohesive labour planning.

The first step is developing labour market aspirations for the region, of which the group has developed a set of five for the Bay of Plenty. Now, local stakeholders are being invited to consider and provide feedback on these draft aspirations.

To read the draft aspiration statements, click here. You can provide your feedback on the draft by completing a 10 minute survey here.

More information about the Bay of Plenty RSLG can be found here.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

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