It’s your turn!


It’s your turn!

March 5, 2021 | 3 min read

We are thrilled to be welcoming you to the ‘Our Journey’ collaboration space which is now live. In this space we embark together on the next exciting phase of our journey to transform vocational learning in Aotearoa and further our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We have used research and the stories, thoughts, and ideas from many different people to begin the work of designing the future for Te Pūkenga and vocational learning in New Zealand. And now it’s your turn to talk with us, and with each other.

Sign up today and begin to share your feedback on our online space at

Your comments and response to the work that’s being done will provide vital feedback to help us to refine our future operating model. This will inform what Te Pūkenga does, where and how it gets done, and ensure everyone is included.   

We want to hear what you think. How does the mahi move you? What did we get right? What is missing?

Merran Davis, Te Pūkenga Deputy Chief Executive of Transformation and Transition and co-design project sponsor explains, “This is your opportunity to be part of something really significant. Your voice will help ensure that in the future Te Pūkenga will serve the people of Aotearoa equally and provide the quality, access and support ākonga | learners need to be successful. Hearing from people across the country and with a variety of experiences to share is really important to us.”

Sharing your voice now will leave a legacy for your own whānau | family, ensuring future generations will be able to access vocational education and be supported in the career they choose.

Every Voice Matters

Are you a past, present or future ākonga | learner? Are you a business owner who employs apprentices? Are you a kaiako | teacher in a learning institution? Do you support ākonga | learners? Perhaps you represent a particular group in the community or industry? Whatever your story, we are listening.

It’s vital that we hear from as many diverse voices as possible. Where you are from, your iwi, hapū, ethnicity, age, learning style, physical ability, profession, history, and interests are all important to us. So please, speak up!

The ‘Our Journey’ collaboration space will remain open for the first round of contributions until Friday 19 March.