Building a skilled workforce

Fit for the future

Helping Construction and Infrastructure get people with the right skills so that the job gets done right is what we’re all about. With conference season in full swing, it’s been fantastic to get out there and hear what we’re doing well, along with what we can do. 

And for details on what we’ve done so far and what we’re doing over the coming year, read on. 

I recently spoke at the Master Joiners’ conference alongside BCITO Te Pūkenga and TEC. We heard from some senior high school students who are keen on joinery. Their kōrero reiterated the importance of our ongoing work to ensure that qualifications are up to scratch for both industry and learners. We also had the privilege of touring some exceptional joinery factories. 

These opportunities for connecting and working in partnership with industry to ensure we’re effectively and proactively standing up for your interests are crucial. I look forward to many more as the year progresses. 

In September we’re hosting the inaugural Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Leadership Development Summit, “Thriving People, Thriving Industry,” in conjunction with the Construction Sector Accord. This event is all about practical tips and tricks that you can use in your business straight away. Thought leaders and change-makers from across the industry will share examples of best practice, development of tools, and lessons, insights and tips on: 

  • attracting the right people and retaining them 
  • advancing your people through leadership development 
  • building a skilled workforce fit for the future 
  • embracing how diversity, wellbeing and culture are key drivers for productivity. 

Stay connected with our work through our LinkedIn page , or drop us a line.    

He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.
What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication. 

Ngā mihi nui
Philip Aldridge, Chief Executive / Te Tumu o Waihanga Ara Rau