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The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) includes key changes that will create a unified vocational education system.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
Training, mentoring, and supporting learners, and connecting people.
We use industry specialists, resources, and networks to respond appropriately to the needs of learners and businesses. Wherever possible, we include local mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) shared by whānau to provide context and a sense of legacy.
Te Ako Tiketike is a model created by Ako Aotearoa, based on research into what best supports Māori learners to be successful in workplace-based training. We use this model to consider how we can help our Māori learners succeed.
Expectations are high yet realistic. Clear direction with a culturally supportive environment, easy to use resources and positive reinforcement to succeed.
Alignment with community networks, iwi, hapū, whānau is key. An invitation to participate.
Culturally competent mentors/peers who can incorporate cultural understanding, practices and values is important.
This is a key priority area for many learners particularly for Māori. Learning materials and support resources need to reflect different styles of learning, be responsive to learning gaps with flexible assessment models for success.
Individual readiness, motivation and success is dependent on the interplay of the 5 elements underpinned by the contribution, acknowledgement and investment of all involved.
Today’s rangatahi will become tomorrow’s workforce. Giving that workforce a greater range of skills, experience, and knowledge is essential for Māori and for New Zealand’s overall economic prosperity.
Te Whakamahi Whenua industry training is a programme that provides a Kaupapa Māori context to horticulture. The programme aims to create effective pathways towards advanced trade qualifications at higher qualification levels. This enables Māori to reach their full potential by raising the skills and knowledge of the current workforce
We worked with a Māori horticulturalist to develop assessment and learning resources for the six Te Whakamahi Whenua standards in the programme.
We include Te Whakamahi Whenua standards in our Primary Industry Skills programme for horticulture. Our aim is to:
Mentors play an important role in the success of learners. Mentoring as a concept is closely linked to traditional whānau practices and is a helpful tool in workplace settings.
Our mentoring programme embraces tuakana-teina – a relationship where someone with the skills and knowledge in a field can support another person to grow and learn.
Mentors are generous people who offer a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to share with trainees across all vocational pathways.
Learn more about our mentoring programme