Thursday, 28th March, 2019

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) stakeholder consultation

We were pleased to be contacted by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the Chamber is now hosting a stakeholder consultation meeting next week on 4th April. Link to the event is here:

https://www.scchamber.org.nz/events-training/events/reform-of-vocational-education-rove-stakeholder-consultation/

The government is currently consulting on its proposals on the Reform of Vocational Education, which is wide-ranging with a long-term focus. During the consultation it’s important that we hear from all parts of the sector and industries across the country.

The desired outcome will be a Vocational Education and Training (VET) system where:

  • learners get good educational and employment outcomes from vocational education, and vocational education is responsive to learners’ needs
  • employers can recruit and develop skilled, productive employees
  • vocational education organisations support communities and regions to flourish
  • the system adapts to changes and to new educational models.

The reform project is examining whether the system is meeting expectations and could be improved further. Your contribution to this is vital.   

The Chamber is making a submission on behalf of local industry and encourages people to engage with this important process. Submissions close on the 5th April and Wendy Smith said “ We have been pleased with the level of engagement we have received from businesses and we are close to finalizing our submission.  This is a significant and bold change to both ITP and ITO provision and is likely to have long lasting impact in our three districts.”