18,000 Skilled Workers Urgently Needed for Logistics Sector
A critical labour shortage in the freight and logistics sector is set to widen from 4,700 to 18,000 workers by 2028 without immediate intervention, according to new government research.
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Introducing Sarah Benikowsky: new Governance Associate
Hanga-Aro-Rau is proud to announce the appointment of Sarah Benikowsky as the newest Governance Associate to join their governing Council.
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Now open: Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing Qualification Review Consultation
Industry leaders in collision repair and automotive refinishing - we need your expertise!
We’ve been reviewing a suite of qualifications for the Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing sectors to determine if they are still fit for purpose.
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He Mahere Moana - Statement of Strategic Direction 2023-2028
We are immensely proud to be able to share with you, He Mahere Moana, our Statement of Strategic Direction (SSD). This document forms the foundation of our mahi for the next five years (2023-28).
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Two Council members sought
Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council (WDC) seeks two enthusiastic and experienced leaders to join its governing Council and help shape the future of vocational education in the manufacturing, engineering, and logistics industries.
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Read our 2024 Investment Advice to the Tertiary Education Commission
We’re driving transformational change in vocational education to deliver the skills our industries need. One of the ways we can do this is through the investment advice we prepare each year for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
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General Manager Industry Standards Mike Crossan on the move to Te Pūkenga
Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council will this week say ka kite anō to their General Manager of Industry Standards, Mike Crossan, as he leaves to take up an exciting new conduit role between the WDC and New Zealand’s largest education provider, Te Pūkenga.
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Help us develop Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training products
The Industry Standards tīma at Hanga-Aro-Rau are working alongside industry to develop new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) products (standards, qualifications and/or micro-credentials).
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Light fabrication apprentice is ‘loving every day’
Azaria Weston (Ngāruahine), a light fabrication apprentice at Longveld, Waikato says she loves being ‘out of her comfort zone and growing like crazy’. Here, she shares her story and her future aspirations.
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Apprentice award winners show engineering’s future is bright
The future of mechanical engineering in Aotearoa is bright with two shining examples of the industry’s talent taking top honours at recent nationwide competitions.
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