People Development progress

The Transformation Plan aims to build capability through addressing skills gaps, helping shape the reforms in vocational education, and creating a long-term workforce plan.

Initiatives are focused on the Accord goals of raising capability and increasing productivity — aiming to quickly grow construction worker supply and skills, and ensure the industry has the workforce it needs to be productive now and in the future.

The People Development workstream will support the Accord outcomes of clear career pathways and opportunities to upskill, greater workforce diversity, a high performance culture and optimal workforce capacity and capability.

Find out what People Development initiatives are in the Transformation Plan.

Initiative progress and milestones

Follow progress here on Accord and Transformation Plan programmes that support the development of the construction workforce.

Date Milestone Lead/s
In development Support for the Reform of Vocational Education continues with work to establish the Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (WDC). Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua
In development Progressing with ConCoVE board appointments and ConCoVE Annual Plan ConCoVE
Sep 2020 A consortium, including the Construction Sector Accord, announced as the successful applicants to lead the Construction and Infrastructure Centre of Vocational Excellence (ConCoVE)(external link) ConCoVE
Nov 2019 Accord Steering Group engagement with RoVE programme underway including industry input into the Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua
Oct 2019 MBIE temporary migrant workers exploitation review(external link) programme to better protect migrant workers out for consultation. Closed November 2019. MBIE (Immigration New Zealand)
2019 Kāinga Ora Innovate, Partner Build programme underway — part of the programme ensures there are a minimum number of apprentices working on each state housing project. Kāinga Ora
Oct 2019 Government Procurement Rules(external link) now require government agencies to consider staff training and development in their construction project tender evaluations. MBIE (New Zealand Government Procurement)
Sept 2019 Construction Skills Action Plan(external link) progress:
  • Mana in Mahi programme to connect construction employers with beneficiaries → More than 90 people placed in work
  • Skills for Industry pre-employment and in-work training funding scheme → 150 people placed in construction work
  • Flexible immigration settings → 3,200 migrants in construction-related occupations
  • Jobs and Skills Hubs → two new hubs now operating in Auckland
  • Launched online careers hub Get ahead with a construction career(external link)
Last updated: 21 October 2020