Introducing ConCOVE Project Fund

ConCOVE Tūhara invites industry and education training providers to submit project proposals and reimagine the future of vocational education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

ConCOVE Project Fund 1440x700

ConCOVE press release: 18 October 2022

Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence, ConCOVE Tūhura, introduces project funding to the construction and infrastructure industry and vocational education providers.

With the project fund made available to the wider sectors, ConCOVE Tūhura aims to crowdsource and invest in practical research projects that both assess the long-term needs of the industry and explore ways to address these needs with quality vocational education and training.

“We don’t want to leave any great initiatives behind. So, we are inviting our sectors to tell us what they’d like to explore,” said ConCOVE’s Executive Director, Katherine Hall. “Our portfolio management office will work with applicants to bring ideas to life.”

ConCOVE Tūhura is interested in projects that deliver beneficial outcomes to learners, employers and the wider construction and infrastructure industry.

The eligible projects must meet the strategic evaluation criteria set by ConCOVE Tūhura. Including:

- Seek to improve workforce productivity or workforce culture.

- Align with one or more of ConCOVE’s strategic themes, including:

  • Entry
  • Career Progression
  • Innovation and Disruptive Technologies
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Environmental Sustainability.

- Deliver beneficial outcomes for one or more of ConCOVE’s priority groups:

  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Women.

To apply for funding, or to start a conversation, submit a project concept via ConCOVE’s website.

ConCOVE Tūhura reserves the right to prioritise and evaluate project funding to align with the COVE’s strategic priorities.

About ConCOVE Tūhura

ConCOVE connects and aligns industry, learners and vocational education to re-imagine clear, equitable and supported career pathways within the Construction and Infrastructure sector.

Ka tūhonohonotia e ConCOVE ngā rāngai ahumahi, ngā ākonga, me ngā pūkenga mahi ā rehe ki te whakatū mahi i runga i te huarahi tika, e ngākau tapatahi ana, e tautokotia ana e te rāngai waihanga.

Find out more about the Project Fund

More about ConCOVE 

Media Contact: Candice Hsu