Training New Zealand’s workforce
The Commission today released its draft report on Training New Zealand's workforce. In this report, the Commission looks at how work-related education and training can support a more dynamic labour market.
In the context of the Government’s current reforms of the vocational education and training system, the Commission finds that more system flexibility is needed to meet the education and training needs of people in the workforce and for those soon to join it.
Specific recommendations focus on:
- Widening access to work-based education and training;
- Reducing barriers to credentials that help to achieve labour-market dynamism; and
- Making it easier to move money around the system.
Two further draft reports will be released in January 2020: Firms, dynamism and labour markets and Educating New Zealand’s future workforce.