Informal and non-formal learning plays a big role in skills acquisition for the Fruit industry. The Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence is undertaking research into non-formal and informal learning. This research will assist Muka Tangata to: 

  • have a better understanding of the range of non-formal learning happening in the industry
  • use that knowledge to recognise or in some way credential non-formal learning
  • advocate for a better learner transition from non-formal to formal learning through processes for recognition of prior learning

As part of our further work we will use our understanding of what training is taking place in the Fruit industry to support the development of relevant content and quality delivery. 

Latest update:

As we have built up our workforce development plans, we can see that there are common opportunities across multiple industries relating to non-formal learning and research. To give this issue more focus and to systematically address any sector-wide issues we have combined our work in this area into a single programme of work.

Our industry teams will be closely involved in this work, and we will make sure that any unique issues or solutions for Fruit continue to be visible and prioritised.

You can read about our progress HERE.