Automotive Workforce Development Strategy refreshed
To future proof the success of New Zealand's automotive workforce, MITO has worked with automotive industry associations to refresh the Automotive Workforce Development Strategy. This is a document that provides a framework for the automotive industry to plan its workforce development priorities over the next 5-10 years.
The Strategy describes the automotive industry’s operational context by highlighting factors that will continue to influence the current and future shape of the automotive industry. It presents a number of goals underpinned by aspirational strategies that aim to support the skill development priorities over the next 5–10 years and will:
- Promote career pathways that encourage participation and retention in the automotive industry
- Attract a sufficient supply of talent to meet industry requirements
- Build on existing skill-sets to enhance management and leadership within industry
- Train the existing workforce in new technological requirements, and
- Support skills utilisation in a workplace setting.
At an online presentation attended by automotive industry associations and employers on 23 February, the Strategy was shared with Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council which is responsible for the standard-setting and qualification design for the automotive industry. MITO will work with Hanga-Aro-Rau and continue to work with the industry associations on the implementation of the Strategy.