• WECA Update - November 2014

    Nov 2014 -

    The year is flying by and members we've caught up with recently seem to be as busy as ever and, in some cases, even busier.

    Of course, along with the increased workload comes the frustration of not having enough skilled staff to fill a wide range of roles.

    While there are challenges around filling current needs WECA been part of future-proofing against skills shortages thanks to the involvement of several members in the development of the Waikato Labour Market Strategy.

    John Cook, (Stainless Design) has lead a labour market working group as part of the Waikato Regional Economic Development Strategy and I am pleased to have been part of this. WECA representatives including Sally Birch (WECA), Roger Evans (Stafford Engineering), Trisha King (Mainline Sheetmetals), Lou Ewington (Mighty River Power) and Amit Kumra (Competenz) attended the recent Waikato Regional Labour Market Strategy workshop in Hamilton.

    The workshop included an overview of the six parts of the strategy - workforce mapping, educational achievement, targeted training, skills attraction, transitions and communications.

    We will keep you posted, and ask for your input, as this work progresses.


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