All People, Food and Fibre

In collaboration with key industry and vocational education partners, Muka Tangata is working to build flexible, sustainable, and enduring learning pathways for ākonga as they enter the food and fibre sector through our entry level qualification development project . We will explore the development of qualifications, standards and micro-credentials at Level 2 (and Level 3 where appropriate).

Muka Tangata will collaborate with industry, Māori business, iwi Māori, schools, kura kaupapa Māori, Trades Academies, and employers to explore pathways from senior secondary school to our entry-level qualifications, and to assess the suitability of school standards for this purpose.

We plan to create impactful and practical learning qualifications, micro-credentials and skill standards for rangatahi (young people), offering them an introduction into the food and fibre sector and preparing them for a smooth transition into the workforce.

The project will also be supported by the New Approach to Learner Pathways research which aims to develop a multi-level Food and Fibre Skills Framework. The Entry Level project will enable us to build the initial layer/s of this Framework.

We will work closely with our provider partners and other Workforce Development Councils to support ākonga mobility, promote flexible training, and support informal and non-formal learning.

Key steps:

  • Open expressions of interest form - 4-28 March 2024
  • Wānanga/roadshow - April/May 2024
  • Steering and working groups formed - May-September 2024

Latest Progress:

  • Advise identified iwi and hapū Māori and Māori industry partners about project launching 4 March 2024 - 28 February 2024
  • Project announcement to industry, VET providers and public - 4 March 2024