Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Skills Leadership Action To Boost Economy


Skills Leadership Action To Boost Economy

Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) are planning further improvements in skills training to boost the economy. Some 40 ITOs meet in Wellington this week to workshop strategies and share good practice that will lead to more people engaged in workplace-based learning, more productive workplaces, a more productive economy, and a more inclusive knowledge society.

“Enough of the skill shortage problem is understood so we can get on with helping more people get the quality workplace-based learning that is clearly a large part of the solution”, said Darel Hall Executive Director of the Industry Training Federation.

“Not a week goes by without a local authority, government agency or employer discussing the skills shortage. Alasdair Thompson, Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern), is one of many employers and leaders in a wide range of fields that have identified a lack of skilled people as hindering economic growth. This was a clear message from the EMA’s recent ‘Developing the Skills for Growth’ conference.

“ITOs already make a huge contribution to solving the skills shortage but there is much more to done. Industry Training is an integral part of the vision to transform New Zealand into a knowledge society. A highly skilled workforce engaged in continuous learning and adaptable to change is an essential foundation for the economic and social well-being of New Zealand.

“On Thursday ITOs will continue the work to turn the vision into a reality”, said Darel Hall.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Tourism: Employers Welcome Back Working Holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism employers around ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: March Card Spending Rebounds Despite COVID

There was a lift in retail card spending in March following a fall in the lockdown-disrupted February month, Stats NZ said today. Seasonally adjusted retail card spending rose by $53 million (0.9 percent), compared with February 2021. Visit our website to read ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>