We are committed to:
The purpose of the Education and Training Act 2020 (the Act) section 4(d) brings into focus honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting the Māori–Crown relationship. Te Tiriti o Waitangi provides the framework that guides how these aspirations will be enabled:
By embedding ‘honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi’ and ‘supporting the Māori–Crown relationship’, the Orders in Council echo section 4(d). This legislation portends the coming of a new era and approach to vocational education and how that will be achieved in te ao Māori.
The aspirations of this legislation is echoed in the following government strategies:
We acknowledge that Māori make up a growing share of our Aotearoa New Zealand workforce and that the iwi and hapū economy will continue to increase its contribution to Aotearoa. These two facts provide the impetus to act now, to inform ourselves about what that looks like for Māori, iwi, hapū, learners and their whānau and to work with them to design the future of vocational education in Aotearoa.
Toi Mai and the other Ohu Ahumahi look forward to working with partners across the vocational education system, industry, employers, and iwi and hapū to ensure we get the very best from the opportunities presented to us by te Tiriti of Waitangi, the Act, its associated Orders in Council and strategies.