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More Developments supporting Leadership

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Join your co-designers, fellow leaders and let’s celebrate the successes of the Kaiāwhina workforce! The Careerforce Workforce Development Conference 2017 will highlight the success of the Kaiāwhina workforce with the graduation of the first cohort of apprentices in health and wellbeing. There are interesting sessions including Richard Wagstaff’s presentation the impacts of the in-between travel…

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Kaiawhina Workforce Programme – Matariki a time of reflection – July 2017

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Matariki, the Māori New Year, began at the end of June. Matariki is a time of hope in the calendar year and a marker of transition, symbolising renewal, reawakening, and revival. It is a time to recall and consider the events of the past year and is a great opportunity for us to reflect on progress with the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan.

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Pay Equity and fixed hours’ big wins for Kaiāwhina – May 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Recent months have seen two big steps forward for the progress of the Workforce Recognition domain of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan. The implementation of guaranteed hours for community support workers in April and the pay equity settlement for care and support workers to take effect on the 1st July 2017 are strong indicators that…

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Kaiāwhina triumph at Future Business Leader Awards

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

While the Got A Trade? Got It Made! campaign continues, the inaugural Future Business Leaders Awards event, held on 25th August in Auckland to celebrate the achievements of New Zealand’s ‘bright young things’ in the trades and services delivered successful outcomes for kaiāwhina. The multi-sector industry training awards were held as part of the Future…

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Action plan has increased the visibility of the Kaiāwhina workforce

Friday, April 8th, 2016

While only ten months since its implementation, the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan (KWAP) is already making positive inroads to raising awareness and opportunities for this workforce. Of the 56 actions in the five-year action plan, five have been implemented, and a further 36 are in progress by various sector stakeholders. KWAP independent facilitator, Cathy Cooney,…

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