FOMA Executive Committee are pleased to announce a partnership with Muka Tangata and have developed a position to work on projects and initiatives that relate to workforce development in line with FOMA members’ aspirations. Being able to connect FOMA members with an advisor who can assist them in realising their long term goals for employment pathways makes for a very exciting future for FOMA members and our whanau in the food and fibre sectors. We look forward to the opportunities that it opens up for FOMA members.
We welcome Daniel Wallwork who was appointed earlier this month as the FOMA Workforce Development advisor.
Daniel has an extensive background in education and community engagement having worked in the secondary teaching environment in Aotearoa.
In the first instance, as a pilot Daniel will be working with four FOMA regions being Taitokerau, Te Arawa, Mataatua and Tairawhiti.
The project will include:
- Building an understanding of the aspirations of FOMA membership for workforce development, and work with members on workforce development planning to support those aspirations.
- Advise FOMA members on ways in which the vocational education system can contribute to their workforce development aspirations.
- Work closely with identified FOMA members to develop initiatives that will enhance and add value to workforce development aspirations.