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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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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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Initiative creates pathways into the Kaiāwhina workforce for students

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Kidsline – a telephone counselling service for children up to 18 year-olds is expanding its presence into Canterbury. This increased training and recognition will open up career pathways for high school students. The globally unique service is run for children by children. Every counsellor, or buddy in Kidsline speak, in the not-for-profit wing of Lifeline…

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New Report – Health of the Health Workforce 2015

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Release of the Ministry of Health’s Health of the Health Workforce 2015 this month includes information about the Kaiāwhina workforce and its role in supporting New Zealand’s health and disability workforce.

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Action Plan updates were presented at Workforce Development Conference

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan was the subject of a presentation at the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference held from 2 – 3 November 2015. Insights, experience and options from health, wellness and social service workforce leaders were shared when presenters and delegates of the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference came together in November. The Kaiāwhina Action…

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