Hanga-Aro-Rau Annual Report out now!

It is our privilege to share with you the 2022 – 2023 Hanga-Aro-Rau Annual Report , which details our extensive work with Industry to transform and improve vocational education for manufacturing, engineering and logistics. Over the past 12 months, we have been leading and coordinating industry efforts both nationally and regionally to identify workforce needs and support the vocational education system and employers to meet those needs. We have supported this work with research, analysis, advocacy, workforce plan development and contributing to career services.

Our sectors are facing unprecedented skills shortages with forecasts of this only getting worse over the next five years.

We have met with thousands of stakeholders and partners, including industry, iwi, hapū, employers, learners, unions, associations, and providers across more than 70 sectors. We have been listening and responding to their voices, working hard to ensure that the qualifications in the manufacturing, engineering, and logistics industries are fit for purpose.

Highlights Responded to emerging industry needs and created new qualifications for sectors previously not entirely supported by the vocational education system

  • We have formally engaged with more than 2,000 stakeholders – with our engagement driving new qualification development, research and investment advice to TEC
  • Increased membership of our Industry Stakeholder Group (ISG)
  • Stood up nine National Industry Advisory Groups (NIAGs) that embed industry voice throughout our governance systems and organisational strategy
  • We delivered major pieces of research including:
  • We have created action plans for Women in industry and People with disabilities.
  • We created valuable resources for employers to support wāhine in the trades with the ‘Keep It Decent Guidelines for Safe and Respectful Workplaces’ and ‘Bystander Accountability’ and reached over a million people with our ‘Wāhine on the Tools’ web series amplifying the voices of trailblazing wāhine Māori and Pacific women in the trades.
  • And we strengthened our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi by commencing the development of a Māori workforce development strategy and internal cultural capability program.

We continue to be enormously grateful to our Council and ISG members, including our first permanent ISG Group Chair, Ngahiwi Tomoana. Their hard work and leadership continue to provide a solid industry-led foundation for everything that we do. And of course, we couldn’t have done any of this without our industries, who have opened their doors to us and been so generous with their time and knowledge – thank you!

To download the full report, click here. And please get in touch if you want to be part of this mahi or have any feedback – we’d love to hear from you.