Ako Aotearoa’s inaugural professional development facilitators’ retreat held in January was opened by the Deputy Director Maori Dr Joseph Te Rito and facilitated by the Deputy Director Sector Services Helen Lomax and hub managers.
With $178 billion of work forecast for the next five years*, the strong demand for skilled workers in the construction and engineering trades is unquestionable. Regrettably, so is the low participation rate of women in those trades.
The annual Adult and Community Education (ACE) Hui Fono will celebrate its ten-year milestone this month, when over 100 Māori and Pasifika community education practitioners come together at Te Wharewaka in Wellington.
At the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards 2016 at parliament last week, Ako Aotearoa Director Dr Stanley Frielick, proudly presented the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) award to A-grade medical student, James Penfold (20) of Dannemora, Auckland.
We are pleased to present the first blog for Tuia Te Ako 2016 below, written by our very own Deputy Director Māori, Dr Joe Te Rito.
Please note there is an English translation at the bottom as well.