2.4 Work based Learning

Board representative: Dr Linda Sissons

Facilitator: Fiona Kingsford (Competenz)

Establishment Unit Principal Advisor: Paul Fenton

Members: Alan Cadwallader (OPNZ); Andrew McSweeney (Service IQ); Craig Pomare (MTA); Heather Grady (OTNZ); Heather Stonyer (Unitec); Jen Trow (UCOL); Regan Cotter (NZACE); Sue Hope (Xero); Todd Maddock (Skills Active); Warwick Quinn (BCITO)

What we've done

We generated questions to help define our scope and shared resources to inform the design of future sessions. We shared examples of current practice, models and principles to look at current and future states of work-based learning.

At the last meeting we identified four personas of typical current or prospective workbased learners:

  • school leavers who transition direct into work
  • apprentices
  • trainees
  • employees who want to upskill

We thought through the system's current barriers and enablers for each of these.

We developed a set of recommendations regarding what needs to change in order to greatly increase both the amount of work-based learning that goes on and also the number of employers involved in supporting work-based learning.

What we're working on this month

The strawman report including our recommendations has been shared with the IST Establishment Board for feedback, testing and validation. Once feedback is received we will further refine our recommendations.

Coming up

We'll take into account all the feedback received and finalise our recommendations for the new Council.