Venture Taranaki release People and Talent Transition Action Plan as part of Taranaki 2050

An action plan to ensure Taranaki has the right skills for the future, and supporting workers through lifelong learning has been released today by regional development agency, Venture Taranaki.
The People and Talent Transition Pathway Action Plan is one of 12 plans developed as part of the Taranaki 2050 Programme.
Venture Taranaki CE, Justine Gilliland explained Taranaki 2050 is about creating a just transition to a low-emissions economy over the next 30 years – a transition that is fair, equitable and inclusive.
“The people of Taranaki are at the heart of Taranaki’s transition to a low-emissions economy. Their wellbeing, access to relevant and high-quality education, and good job opportunities for all are of the utmost importance. It is essential we start planning now to have the skills we need for the ‘future of work’ and the future-focused industries that will help make our region successful.”
“We’re pleased to release this critical action plan today, as the Government announces the interim Regional Skills Leadership Group for our region. The action plan comes off the back of many hours of engagement through the Taranaki 2050 co-creation process, providing a plan for our future workforce and employment in Taranaki at a time when we need it most.”
“The interim Regional Skills Leadership Group provides an opportunity to help progress the action plan, as part of both supporting a post-COVID ‘return to better’ and our longer-term goals as a region.”
Through a co-creation process, Taranaki 2050 has proactively confronted the shift to a low-emissions economy, rather than wait for the impacts to be felt.
The People and Talent Action Plan was developed at action planning workshops involving unions, iwi, community, education, local businesses and local and central government. It is a plan of short-term actions and medium-term strategy that we need to meet the long-term goals set out in the Taranaki 2050 Roadmap. It also considers the current reforms of vocational education and the impacts of COVID-19.
Actions recommended include developing a Te Ara Mahi Jobs and Skills Hub, support for workers impacted by the transition to a low-emissions economy and increased collaboration.
The People and Talent Transition Pathway Action Plan is available here.