Sign-making micro-credential feedback August 7th, 2023 Hanga-Aro-Rau is seeking industry feedback on the development of micro-credentials for the sign-making sectors. We have understood from industry that these micro-credentials are necessary to better support this sector by helping to address some of the key concerns the industries are facing, such as skill shortages, attraction, and retention of staff. For the sign-making sector, we are proposing micro-credentials that touch on all aspects of sign-making, such as design, manufacturing, application, installation, illumination, and traditional sign-making techniques. We see these micro-credentials creating opportunities for clearer pathways into sign-making by breaking down the essential skills and knowledge into more accessible modules. The aim is to streamline the process to benefit the sector. These micro-credentials also upskill and expand the knowledge of those already in the industry who may not have had the opportunity to undergo any formal training. The New Zealand Sign and Display Association, on behalf of their members, has raised the need for these micro-credentials. We are now seeking further feedback and interest from industry stakeholders to ensure the micro-credentials are tailored to meet the needs and challenges faced by the workforce. We welcome industry experts to share their thoughts and express their support for these micro-credentials. This feedback is invaluable in shaping the future of vocational education for the sign-making sector and the many careers available within it. Please provide your feedback through this survey or contact us directly if you have any questions. Please provide your feedback by close of business Monday 21 August.