About us

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Muka Tangata is the Workforce Development Council for the food and fibre sector.

We work on ways to enhance vocational education and training (VET) to meet the needs of industry, iwi and hapū Māori, ākonga (learners), and kaimahi (workers), and support them to flourish.

  • We develop qualifications, standards, and micro-credentials to make sure people in our sector have the skills for work.
  • We ensure the vocational education and training system supports diverse needs, and ensure equitable outcomes so that they can flourish in the food and fibre sector.
  • We advise the government on how much to spend on these qualifications, standards and programmes across vocational education and training.
  • We do all of this in ways which honour te Tiriti o Waitangi and advance Māori Crown relations – we work so Māori can succeed as well as the other Treaty partner in our sector.

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Our industries

Muka Tangata represents 14 industry groups that make up the food and fibre sector.

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Our people

Muka Tangata Council

Chaired by horiculturalist Erin Simpson (Te Atiawa), Muka Tangata has a council of 12, coming from a wide range of our the industries, and a variety of education and leadership roles. Meet our council.

Senior leadership team

Chief Executive Jeremy Baker leads a team of passionate professionals with extensive experience in education, training, public and primary sector organisations. Meet our senior leadership team.