Workforce Development Councils will give industry a greater voice in the vocational education system to ensure their future workforce needs are met.
Waihanga Ara Rau
Construction & Infrastructure
Waihanga Ara Rau (Construction & Infrastructure) Workforce Development Council represents industries including Construction, Concrete, Plumbing, Infrastructure, Water, Gas, Electricity, Telecommunication, and Roading.
Workforce Development Council
Toi Mai is the Ohu Ahumahi - Workforce Development Council for the creative, cultural, recreation and technology sectors.
Our kaupapa is to enhance vocational education and training to meet industry needs. We are a new organisation whose goal is to ensure the workforce of Aotearoa has the skills it needs for the world of work today, and for the future.
Toitū te Waiora
Community, Health, Education and Social Services
Toitū te Waiora (community, health, education, and social services) Workforce Development Council represents sectors including care services, youth services, disability services, education and educational support services, funeral services, and mental health and addictions services.
We also represent health services, public order safety, regulatory services, skin and nail therapy services, social services, and urban pest control.
We are about people helping people, and we are proud of the difference our sectors make in Aotearoa.
Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics
Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council represents the manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries including wood manufacturing, bakery, butchery, mechanical, automotive and marine engineering, dairy processing, extractives and drilling, and transport.
We ensure our sectors lead and influence the vocational education system and its transformation.
Mā wai te huarahi e hora? Mā ngā ahu mahi!
Who will pave the pathway forward? Industry will!
People, Food and Fibre
Te hunga kei te iho o ā tātou kai, ā tātou muka ki tua
People at the heart of our food and fibre future
Muka Tangata is the Workforce Development Council for the food and fibre sector – we work on ways to enhance vocational education and training to meet industry needs.
Ringa Hora (Services) Workforce Development Council represents industries including Advisory Services, Aviation, Cleaning Services, Business Services, Contact Centres, Financial Services, Hospitality, Local Government, Real Estate, Retail, Security Services, State Sector, and Tourism & Travel.
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Toi Mai Workforce Development Council celebrates appointment of Tama Kirikiri as Poumatua and Deputy Chief Executive
Co-chairs of the Toi Mai Workforce Development Council welcome the appointment of Tama Kirikiri, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Konohi, Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Kāi Tahu as Poumatua and Deputy Chief Executive of Toi Mai.
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Hanga Aro Rau WDC is seeking a new Council member
Hanga Aro Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council is seeking a new Council member
Ko te mauri o te tangata, ko te ora o te iwi. The lifeforce of the individual is the lifeblood of the people.
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Toitū te Waiora Workforce Development Council welcomes Donovan Clarke, inaugural Chief Executive
The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the Workforce Development Council, which will give sectors including care services, education, health and social services greater leadership in the vocational education and training system.
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