Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme – Taking Action Now!
|Work is already underway in the health and disability sectors towards achieving the Kaiāwhina Workforce 5-year actions.
The full list of 5-year actions can be downloaded here. We’d like to share with you some of the excellent work that is currently in progress.
Vocational Pathways help meet future staffing demands:
Careerforce is working closely with the Ministry of Education, workplaces and secondary schools to develop a Vocational Pathway programme for the Social and Community Services Pathway. Vocational Pathways will help students gain a better understanding of the workplace, and the qualifications and skills required by industry.
The focus during 2015 is to raise awareness with the secondary school sector and to develop the programme. The programme is initially focused on students gaining the Vocational Pathway Award and NCEA Level 2 and then identifying their possible career journey. The roll-out of a Careerforce vocational pathway programme for the Social and Community Services pathway is planned for early 2016. More information is available here.
Health Quality and Safety Commission helps build quality improvement and patient safety
The Health Quality and Safety Commission NZ has identified ‘Building quality improvement and patient safety’ as one of its strategic priorities.
The strategy looks at
A draft framework has been developed to identify expectations for quality and safety at all levels from health care workers to senior executives and Board members. The framework could be used by organisations to identify their internal capability and capacity for quality improvement and patient safety. This framework will allow organisations to either develop internal education and training programmes to close these gaps or seek external programmes.
Feedback is sought on whether the framework could be of use and if the capabilities described for different levels of healthcare employees as well as consumers are appropriate.
Take the survey – Feedback can be given here before 25 September.
The draft framework can be accessed here
Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme Team
The Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme, a partnership
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