Bay of Plenty Tertiary Intentions Strategy

Priority One was involved in the development of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Intentions Strategy.  Over 150 interviews with representatives from key industry sectors and other stakeholders across the Bay of Plenty were undertaken to provide input to the plan to ensure future tertiary and research provision meets local needs.  Key areas of focus include: increasing tertiary education participation and attainment, particularly for Māori;  developing a highly educated and skilled workforce aligned to regional needs; and facilitating research and development and innovation. 

The Bay of Plenty Tertiary Intentions Leadership Group has been formed to drive implementation, chaired by Sir Michael Cullen, to provide collaborative leadership and regional advocacy for local and regional education and research needs.  Other leadership group members are:  Sir Toby Curtis (Te Arawa), Tawharangi Nuku (Tauranga Moana iwi), Muriwai Jones (Mataatua), Deanne Butler (Eastern Bay of Plenty), Bill Wasley (Western Bay of Plenty sub-region), Geoff Williams (Rotorua), Miriama Prentice (Taupo), Fiona Morris (PTE sector), Alan Hampton (BOP Tertiary Partnership), Russell Gordon (Secondary Principal), Jocelyn Mikaere (Wananga Aotearoa),  and Fiona McTavish (Bay of Plenty Regional Council).


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Bay of Plenty Tertiary Intentions Strategy

Bay of Plenty Tertiary Intentions Strategy project aims

150 industry/community interviews