RTF and Government partner in road transport workforce initiative
Posted: 09-Sep-2020 |
RTF, with the backing of an industry governance group, has created a training programme, Te ara ki tua Road to Success, that merges together both on-the-job practical training and theoretical components leading to qualifications and employment in the industry.
Road to Success has been designed to assist employers in attracting staff and alleviate the workforce issues that are currently experienced by the road transport industry.
“We believe this will assist people to get into our industry, stay in our industry and provide operators with the support to take on new, inexperienced staff,” the Forum says.
As announced earlier this year, the Government is currently offering a fees-free scheme for road transport qualifications and that scheme aligns with the goals of Road to Success.
The RTF adds, “Qualifications are important to provide those already in the industry with a sustainable career pathway, and to make the industry more appealing to those who want a change in career, or are just starting out.
“Microcredentials, which are NZQA endorsed, are being developed to further enhance employee prospects, provide a bridge to existing industry qualifications and create transferable skills.”
Road to Success also seeks to leverage off the accelerated licensing principles so drivers may move through licence classes more quickly.
This month, Road to Success representative Graham Sheldrake and RTF’s Mark Ngatuere are conducting a roadshow to present and get feedback on the design of the programme from road transport operators.
A schedule of these workshops, including venues, dates and times is available at https://www.rtfnz.co.nz/road-to-success-roadshow/. Each workshop will last for around one hour with Q&A time after. Please register your interest at email@example.com with Road to Success roadshow in the subject line.
With the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation, arrangements are subject to change so continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information. For more information please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.