Expressions of Interest for Workforce Development Council (WDC) Appointments Committee | Manufacturing Industry

The Reform of Vocational Education /Training is well underway (RoVE), it is the largest vocational education transformation of our generation and one of the most significant milestones is the formation of new Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).  They will enable the industry to have a greater leadership role in vocational education and training with apprenticeships and are set out below.

The permanent roles of the Workforce Development Councils (WDC) will ensure that the industry has a stronger voice in making New Zealand’s workforce fit for today, and for the future.  They will take a lead in ensuring learners develop the skills they need to be ready for the world of work. While they won’t arrange training, they will provide skills leadership, set standards, and develop qualifications. They will moderate and endorse the suitability of programmes that lead to relevant qualifications that both learners and industry need now and for the generations to come.  They will also provide vocational education investment advice to TEC.

RoVE are now seeking Expression of Interests from industry leaders who want to help establish the Workforce Development Councils that will advocate for their sectors and skill needs .   The Process is simple as each council requires a nominating or appointment committee to be established in order to support the process of governance body selection. The Sign Making Industry falls into Manufacturing as per below we are needing expressions of interest for the Appointments Committee.  This role is temporary, not permanent, details are set out below of skills and knowledge required, term and payment.  So, if you consider your self as having excellent knowledge across our industry, are perceived as an industry leader, have an invested interest in vocational education/training/apprenticeships and would like to be part of the appointments council please let us know, further more if you know someone that would be perfect for this role send them the information.  For a more indepth insight view the WDC-Committee-Members-Information-Pack-March-2021

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a key consideration in the formation of these Councils and will underpin both vocational education strategy and approach.

Nominating Committees 

  • Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology WDC
  • Primary Industries WDC

Appointment Committees

  • Construction and Infrastructure WDC
  • Health, Community and Social Services WDC
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics WDC

Skills and experience 

Each committee will require a diverse group of members who bring a range of industry experience and mana in sectors relevant to each WDC.  All WDCs will have a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and we will ensure that all of these committees have members with significant Te Ao Māori connections and cultural competence. Experience appointing at a governance level is strongly preferred.  Of critical importance will be excellent communication and collaboration skills, and a commitment to the kaupapa of the WDCs.

Role of the Appointments Committee
Appointment Committee members will be responsible for the appointment of the first members of the Workforce Development Councils.
Key responsibilities are to:
• Agree on evaluation criteria for assessing candidates, based on the membership requirements and criteria set out in the Orders in Council.
• Assess candidates through agreed assessment criteria.
• Identify the persons who it considers are suitable

Conflicts of Interest
Members are responsible for declaring any potential conflict of interest to the other members of the Committee, as soon as the conflict arises. Any perceived conflicts of interest should be documented for transparency. We ask that if you intend to apply for a permanent WDC governance role you do not apply for an appointment to the nominations or appointments Committee for that Council.

Term of appointment
The terms of appointment to the Appointments and Nominations Committees may vary and will be discussed with those who are appointed.
At this stage, we expect that Committee appointments will be confirmed before the 1st of April. Committee members will need to be available for virtual meetings across several days throughout April.

Remuneration and Location
Committee members are paid under the TEC Fees Payment Policy.
Committee members will be paid $750 per day.

Expressions of Interest Closing Date
Applications close on Sunday 21 March 2021.