Albert Einstein said, 'If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research!' We're constantly trying to keep our finger on the pulse and scanning for trends and data that may impact our workforce. Here you'll find a bunch of relevant research, as well as updates and information on some of the key projects we're working on.
In March 2021, Skills Active was contracted by TEC to lead a research project which would inform the development of a Covid-responsive workforce strategy for the creative, cultural, recreation and tech sectors. This work was done in partnership with Infometrics and drawing on support, research and publications from across the sectors. The research, including an Environmental Scan and data dashboards to inform next stage of the mahi, was completed in September and gifted to Toi Mai, the incoming WDC.
As part of the reform of vocational education, Skills Active is establishing a new, independent provider, to take over work-based learning for our sectors: Skills Active Te Mahi Ako.
The Skills Active Workforce Scan is our periodic research document on New Zealand's sport, recreation and performing arts industries and the workforce that drives them. Click on the chapters to read about your industry.
The At Your Service Aotearoa BERL Report outlines the size and value of New Zealand's service industries, including sport and recreation, health, aged care, social services, retail, hospitality, hair and beauty, and more - represented by Skills Active and its fellow ITOs Careerforce, HITO and ServiceIQ.
BERL Economics reports on the current size and make-up of New Zealand’s sport and recreation sector workforce, as well as its future outlook through to 2026. This report was commissioned by Sport NZ in collaboration with Skills Active and New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA).
This Workforce Planning Framework outlines how Sport New Zealand, the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) and Skills Active will work with sport and recreation partners to make research and information available; provide advice, support, guidelines and resources; and raise awareness and promote workforce planning practices.