In early 2024 Muka Tangata will begin the Entry Level qualification development project.
This project will ensure people in the food and fibre sector have the skills they need to drive the production and productivity our sector and the country require.
The project will look at all qualifications, standards and micro-credentials.
Muka Tangata will work with key partners including industry, iwi Māori, schools, Kura Māori, trades academies, and employers to look at pathways from senior secondary school into our entry-level qualifications, and the suitability or otherwise of standards available in schools for that purpose.
The Entry Level qualifications development projects will be supported by our New Approach to Learner Pathways project which is designing a multi-level Food and Fibre Skills Framework to bridge the formal / non-formal learning divide. The Entry Level qualifications development project will enable us to build the initial stages of this Framework. Alongside the Entry Level project, the Agriculture projects will ensure ease of transition between different levels of training and qualifications, and improve transferability of skills for our agricultural workforce.
Industry organisations and representatives will play a key role throughout the process to develop a new fit for purpose suite of qualifications, micro-credentials and standards. Engagement to support these projects will commence in February 2024 to ensure as many industry partners as possible will have a voice.