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New Zealanders Urged To Consider Careers In Care And Support

Monday, 17 May 2021, 8:52 am | Careerforce

The vast majority of New Zealanders believe people working in community support roles are important to society but less than half of New Zealanders would recommend it to family as a career, according to new research. Yet, it’s a hugely rewarding, ... More >>

New Apprenticeship For People Working In Aged Care

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:28 am | Careerforce

“If we are looking for any positives arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, one has to be the greater recognition and appreciation of our essential workers, and the importance of attracting and upskilling the aged care workforce”. Jane Wenman, ... More >>

Kaiāwhina To Guide The Next 5-year Action Plan For The Kaiāwhina Workforce

Monday, 7 September 2020, 4:02 pm | Careerforce

The first and formative 5-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan 2015-2020 concluded in June 2020, having helped to build an enduring foundation for the future of the Kaiāwhina workforce. The term ‘Kaiāwhina’ is a taonga (treasure) that embodies ... More >>

First Peer Support Qualification Delivered As An Apprenticeship

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce is pleased to launch the Peer Support Apprenticeship leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Peer Support). This programme is a first of its kind being delivered in the workplace as an apprenticeship. Rod ... More >>

ITO Combats Sector Skills Shortage Despite Rapidly Evolving Environment

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:06 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the broader health & wellbeing sectors has released its 2019 annual report at its recent AGM. 2019 was a year of significant disruption for Careerforce with the announcement in February ... More >>

Careerforce Welcomes Targeted Training And Apprenticeships Fund

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:15 pm | Careerforce

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, today announced the detail of a $320m Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF), designed to support vocational training across high-demand industries. This funding forms part of the $1.6b trades and apprenticeships ... More >>

Careerforce Partners With Ministry Of Health To Develop COVID-19 Learning Resources

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 10:27 am | Careerforce

Careerforce has collaborated with the Ministry of Health to create five learning modules with useful advice on how to support family and whānau during the pandemic, and halt the spread of COVID-19. Careerforce is the industry training organisation ... More >>

Careerforce celebrates 25th anniversary

Friday, 20 September 2019, 12:10 pm | Careerforce

On Thursday 19 September, Careerforce celebrate its 25th anniversary. On this day, back in 1994, it was officially afforded recognition as an Industry Training Organisation for community support services (CSSITO). More >>

Workforce shortages drive continued growth for ITO

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:00 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the broader health & wellbeing, cleaning and urban pest management sectors has released its 2018 annual report at its recent AGM. More >>

Careerforce’s Ray Lind to Depart

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:11 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce CEO, Ray Lind, has announced his resignation, and will finish up with the Industry Training Organisation on 2 November 2018. More >>

Careerforce releases palliative care assessment package

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:05 am | Careerforce

Careerforce, with the support of Hospice New Zealand, has created an assessment package to recognise the competency of the workforce providing palliative and end of life care. More >>

Apprenticeships not just for the trades

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:03 am | Careerforce

“The youth work sector is very excited to see the launch of Careerforce’s new Youth Work Apprenticeship programme,” said Jane Zintl manager of Korowai Tupu o Ara Taiohi, the professional association of youth workers. “As a sector, we’re ... More >>

Careerforce signs historic Kawenata with Waikato Tainui

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:40 am | Careerforce

Careerforce, alongside 10 other industry training organisations (ITO’s) has signed an historic agreement (Kawenata) with Waikato Tainui. This initiative represents an important step in the tribe’s plan to increase career opportunities for its ... More >>

Over 200 jobs for young Cantabrians at SpeedMeet Event

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:28 pm | Careerforce

Young Cantabrians have an opportunity to jumpstart their careers with over 200 job opportunities available in the healthcare, community and disability support sectors alone. An event in Christchurch called SpeedMeet aims to match young job seekers ... More >>

Pacific Learners Get Boost from New Research Programme

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 11:15 am | Careerforce

Pacific learners engaged in workplace training have the best chance of success when they are part of a supportive team learning environment, new research shows. More >>

Careerforce announces winners of Training Excellence Awards

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:27 am | Careerforce

A diversional therapist, a youth coach, a mental health worker and a disability support worker are the winners of this year’s Training Excellence Awards, hosted by the Industry Training Organisation Careerforce. More >>

Careerforce launches Workforce Development Conference

Monday, 7 August 2017, 2:17 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation for the health and wellbeing sectors, kicked off its third Workforce Development Conference at Te Papa on Monday. More >>

Health and Wellbeing Apprentice up for Industry Award

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 3:49 pm | Careerforce

Health and Wellbeing Apprentice up for Industry Award An Auckland woman who supports people with mental illness and brain injuries is up for an industry award. Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation for the health and wellbeing sector is hosting ... More >>

Careerforce Graduates First Health & Wellbeing Apprentices

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:59 am | Careerforce

The very first cohort of New Zealand’s Health and Wellbeing Apprentices will be celebrated in style at a graduation evening next month, as part of the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference (CWDC), hosted at Te Papa from 7-8 August 2017. More >>

Careerforce: cultural competency needed for pay equity

Friday, 14 July 2017, 1:31 pm | Careerforce

A deep understanding of the unique bi-cultural setting of New Zealand’s health system must be demonstrated by care and support workers holding international nursing degrees who wish to gain equivalency to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and ... More >>