Report highlights what Māori learners need to succeed

Te Rito - Insights from learners, which amplifies Māori learners’ voices about factors that enable their success in vocational learning has been released this month. It is the first in a series of reports that we are publishing to identify opportunities for learner success.

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“Te Rito will directly influence how the vocational learning sector will work alongside learners particularly Māori learners in the future,” Deputy Chief Executive Learner Journey and Experience Tania Winslade said.

“We are particularly committed to meeting the needs of all learners especially those who haven’t previously been served well: Māori, Pacific and disabled learners.

“Māori learners have told us they want te ao Māori perspectives and mātauranga recognised. We heard the importance of early and whānau-centred support, relationships with staff and employers centred on whānau and manaaki centric principles.  They shared their diverse motivations and measures of success. All learners have told us that the pathway into learning was an anxious time, but that early guidance, easy enrolment and meaningful early connections helped them build confidence,” Tania says.

A second report will focus on Pacific and disabled learners and a final report will identify future priorities for Te Pūkenga based on current activities.

A copy of Te Rito can be downloaded here.