NZQA Compliance & QA

Vocational Pathways

At emanate Solutions we love vocational education and this education sector struggles at times for the recognition it deserves. The new millionaires in NZ will come from and are coming from this vocational education sector. It’s time parents and career advisers recognised the valuable contribution these industries make to the New Zealand economy.

This is where the apprenticeships live. This month a record 11,000 trainees (apprentices) are in training throughout the country in the building and construction sectors alone.

Vocational Pathways is a visual representation of what subjects, high school students can do to get into a rewarding vocational job. It provides new ways to achieve NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 and develops pathways that progress to further study, training and employment. This is particularly important for these students who want to enter into a trade such as chefing, carpentry or none traditional trades such as dance and community services. The pathways provides for 6 main sectors and allows students to think about what subjects to take to help them get into careers they want.

The pathways are:

Primary industries
These is any industry that provides or uses raw materials or plant or animal products for conversion into commodities and products for consumers. Agriculture, horticulture, diary manufacture, seafood industry, landscaping, equine and animal care.

Service Industries
This sector makes up a massive 25 percent of New Zealand’s workforce. It includes hospitality, tourism, hairdressing, physical fitness and finance services. This is the people sector where you get to learn and work with real people in many different sectors.

Social and Community Services
This sector is all about enabling and support. The range of jobs is huge – from monitoring and protecting people and property (as in corrections, defence, or firefighting) to caring for people in need (as in health care, community and social work, medicine, or therapy). You may work outdoors or inside, or moving around from place to place.

Manufacturing & Technology
There is a huge range of jobs and sectors in this sector. From hands-on production and assembly to cutting-edge research, from massive machines and busy production lines to individual crafts or computer design. In this sector employees get to work with huge lumps of metal or delicately assembling tiny component parts, so small you can’t even see them, like in nanotechnology. Work with tools, machinery and equipment or computers. Make mass produced tools or hand crafted designs.

Construction and Infrastructure
Building anything form a garage to high rise apartments. Infrastructure is about planning, designing, building and repairing or maintaining essential services such as roads, bridges, pavements or drains and dams or electrical systems.

Creative Industries
The Creative Industries Pathway is for those people who are interested in visual and performing arts as artists or technicians, or in the design and development of products, including communications & graphic design. This pathway includes film and digital technologies and events development and management, including heritage and cultural advice. Māori and Pacific culture and identity is fully represented in this pathway.
If you want help on how to attract the right person for the vocational job or support in developing career paths or to manage your apprentice/s for your company emanate Solutions can help. We are cost effective. Call Lesley on 0272897367