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Industry voices

We connect directly with industry, at the frontline, so their voice decides future skills needs for vocational education.

Because what matters to our industries matters to us.

Read how we’re creating transformational change.

Peter Jones - Manurewa High School Principal and newest member of the ISG

Transformation through leadership: Education ground breaker appointed to Industry Stakeholder Group

"Peter Jones is a pioneer in the secondary school system, who has co-designed with his local community and employers highly successful programmes to build strong pathways for learners into trades careers, including engineering and logistics. He will bring invaluable insight in how our industries can partner with their own communities to replicate these robust connections and success, and how Hanga-Aro-Rau can ensure the vocational education allows learners, as well as industry, to thrive.
WECA General Manager Mary Jensen and Hanga-Aro-Rau CE Phil Alexander-Crawford

Transformation through research: engineering sector embracing diversity to address its skills shortage

“The industry research conducted by Hanga-Aro-Rau has been really helpful in showing our members the need to diversify and increase engagement. Engineering businesses need to be prepared to do things differently than they’ve done in the past; the statistics provided by Hanga-Aro-Rau have helped us to communicate that.”
Milo Coldren -Founder of Skipper Training New Zealand

Transformation in action: Sailing towards success with practical skipper training

"Alongside Hanga-Aro Rau, we were able to develop the micro-credential and have it approved by NQZA in under a month, then deliver it the month after. They’ve really put their feet to the pavement." Partnering with Skipper Training New Zealand to address an urgent qualification gap, we created a micro-credential to ensure their industry gets the skills they need when they need them.

Transformation in action: fluid power industry powering up with new qualification and association

"Hanga-Aro-Rau has given us a voice, a conduit to Government, and a recognition that we’ve never had before. With their support, we now have a Level 3 qualification.” We worked with the fluid power sector to create their first-ever, industry specific vocational education qualifications, and through bringing their sectors’ employers together for this mahi, a new industry association to represent them as a whole has been formed.
Pacific Business Trust MoC Signing

Transformation through collaboration: Empowering Pacific learners, businesses and employers

Strengthening career pathways and building a pipeline of Pacific talent through skills that industry need, now and in the future is at the heart of a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) between the Pacific Business Trust (PBT) and five Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).