Te Mata Raraunga – Workforce Skills Data and Insights now live

Te Mata Raraunga is now live and accessible by everyone –

Ohu Ahumahi (the collective of the six Workforce Development Councils) are pleased to share Te Mata Raraunga. This shared data platform provides consistent information on the ākonga (learners) and workforce of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Mata Raraunga is te reo Māori name for the Shared Data Platform. Te Mata meaning ‘the face’, and Raraunga ‘database’.

The intention for this platform is to be a home for consistent and accurate vocational education and workforce data at an iwi, regional, and national level.  It will inform sustainable workforce analysis and planning for generations to come and will continue to grow as we add resources and knowledge.

Muka Tangata championed the project across Ohu Ahumahi with funding and support from the Tertiary Education Commission and in collaboration with the RSLGs and Tertiary Education Providers. Collaboration across Ohu Ahumahi and the different entities within the vocational education system is at the forefront of the kaupapa of the Shared Data Platform. Analysts from each Workforce Development Council have been involved in scoping and checking the information.

Te Mata Raraunga will become a key tool for the collaborative work of Workforce Development Councils, Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLG), and other participants in the vocational education and training ecosystem – including industry; iwi, hapū, and whānau Māori; employers; vocational education and training providers; and government agencies – all working together to improve outcomes for ākonga.

We invite everyone to utilise Te Mata Raraunga and discover the data and insights within industries, workforces, and ākonga environments.

The development team are accepting feedback and ideas for improvement via this email:  [email protected]