Addressing the Issues Around Labour Shortages

At the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce we recognised these reforms as an important part of assisting the business community to address the issues around labour shortages.

Based on the results of our Business Confidence Survey, along with additional research, we supplied a 14-page submission to government, representing the perspectives of our local business community.

Following on from this, we have fostered new relationships with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development and the Tertiary Education Commission on behalf of the local business community. We are continuing to provide a unified voice for the local business community into the development of these reforms.

With two polytechnics in our valley as part of our business community, the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in RoVE. We are committed to supporting the business community to employ work-ready staff and we are implementing a wide-ranging programme of work to address this.

We are implementing a long-term strategy of bringing together the local business community and education sector to raise the profile of vocational and trade and service-related careers for all our young people.