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 ahumahi!
Who will pave the pathway forward? Industry will!
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Surfboard shaper brings his American on-the-job expertise home
In 2013, Simon Jones (Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa) was a Māori surfing coach, competition judge and wannabe-board-shaper living in America who happened to chat to a guy on a California beach. That guy put him on the path to his dream job with a serendipitous introduction to an American high-end surfboard manufacturer.
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National Industry Advisory Group expressions of interest now open
Hanga-Aro-Rau invites industry representatives to apply to take part in forming eight new National Industry Advisory Groups (NIAGs).
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Help us review the Competitive Systems and Practices qualifications
The Industry Standards tīma at Hanga-Aro-Rau have been hard at work developing the process for the upcoming competitive systems and practices qualifications and unit standards review.
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Pūrongo ā-tau – Inaugural Annual Report 2021/22
As we begin 2023, it is important to take time to reflect and appreciate our immense efforts in the year just been: that’s why we are delighted to share with you now our first-ever annual report.
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Hanga-Aro-Rau to dive deep into the workforce development needs of the logistics industry
We are delighted to be undertaking in-depth research into the logistics sectors to further understand the current and future workforce development needs of the industry.
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Mechanical engineering standard review
The Industry Standards tīma at Hanga-Aro-Rau have been hard at work developing the process for the upcoming mechanical engineering standard review.
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Reflections on our first-ever summit
On Tuesday 22 November, in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, we hosted our first-ever Hanga-Aro-Rau Summit: Mānuka takoto, kawea ake – Rising to the challenge.
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Keep it decent: guidelines for safe and respectful workplaces
Launching on Thursday 17 November, the Keep it Decent: Guidelines for Safe and Respectful Workplaces are an initiative by Hanga-Aro-Rau and Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Councils. These guidelines have been developed to provide practical actions for trade employers and managers to improve workplace culture for women who are traditionally marginalised at work.
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Full exciting agenda released for Hanga-Aro-Rau Summit
We are hugely excited to unveil the agenda for the first-ever Hanga-Aro-Rau Summit: Mānuka takoto kawea ake – Rising to the challenge, taking place on Tuesday 22 November 2022. And it doesn’t get more thrilling than to have our opening address given by Education Minister, The Honourable Chris Hipkins!
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Women key to filling New Zealand’s trades worker shortage
With only 15 per cent of New Zealand’s trades workforce made up of women – and just 2.6 per cent “on the tools”, coupled with a growing national skills shortage, enticing wāhine into trade careers has never been more important. And that was the focus of a job fair in Whangārei on Thursday 10 November 2022.
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Critical industry skills shortage set to grow by 38% in six years
A critical skills shortage in the manufacturing and engineering sectors is set to grow by 38% to 40,000 workers by 2028 if immediate action is not taken, according to a new government study.
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