Growing Māori businesses and jobs in the food and fibre sector

Our vision is of a food and fibre workforce and vocational education system that enables industry and partners to flourish in a manner that honours te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Muka Tangata looks forward to playing its part in implementing Rautaki mo te Tauikura, an action plan to support the continued growth of Māori businesses and jobs in the food and fibre sector.

The plan reflects our role to work with Māori food and fibre industry leaders to ensure that the vocational education sector can better respond to Māori aspirations.

“Māori make up a growing share of Aotearoa New Zealand’s workforce. This provides the impetus to act now, to inform ourselves about what this looks like for Māori, iwi, hapū, ākonga and their whānau, and to work with them to design the future of vocational education in Aotearoa to benefit them and the food and fibre sector.” Chief Executive Jeremy Baker said.

“Our industry specific workforce development plans will provide the evidence base around the current and future needs of the workforce and support advice to Government about the changes and actions needed within the vocational education system to meet these challenges head on.

“The Government’s action plan includes initiatives that we will be able to utilise to support our wider work programme,” Jeremy said.

Read Rautaki mo te Taurikura: Embracing change for prosperity