Beef + Lamb New Zealand backs vocational education changes

Beef + Lamb New Zealand supports the Government’s vocational educational reforms with the primary sector experiencing significant labour and skills shortages.
Thursday, 1 August 2019

“We welcome the Government’s vision for a unified vocational education system that places industry at the heart of determining needs and allocating funding for both on- and off-job training,” says Jeremy Baker, Chief Insight Officer at B+LNZ.

“The primary sector faces some considerable challenges in meeting its workforce and skills needs. Labour and skills shortages act as a hand-brake on our productivity and profitability and we have been working collaboratively with our partners to identify solutions.

“We look forward to working with the Government to ensure that the roll out of the vocational education reforms happen in a way that meets the sector’s needs.”

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For more information, please contact Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Senior Communications Advisor Gwynn Compton on 027 838 6353.