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The New Zealand Quarrying Industry’s Possible Futures Toward 2030

Using a DELPHI and PESTEL study, this research aims to predict the trends that will impact the quarrying industry to guide quarrying practice, inform vocational education, and strategic policy direction

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What we learn

The issue 

The concept of foresight is becoming an issue for leaders and managers across the New Zealand quarrying industry and the world. The lack of foresight was evident with the industry’s response to COVID-19. With the current qualifications focusing on the technical skills, there is a need to identify the workforce needs to support the development of educational products that will support the industry to meet those needs.  

Intended outcomes 

Strategic Objectives Achieved:  

  • Develop 3 scenarios from the data and information collected from the DELPHI and PESTEL.    
  • Develop a suite of recommendations and associated strategies  

The steps 

  • Step 1: Complete a DELPHI Study with those in the quarrying industry to identify the issues 
  • Step 2: Carry out a PESTEL (Political, Economic, Social, Technology, Environment, Legal) using current literature and results from the DELPHI study  
  • Step 3: Develop three scenarios from the data and information collected from the DELPHI and PESTEL 
  • Step 4: Develop a suite of recommendations and associated strategies for the quarrying industry. 

Researcher

Paul Sutton 

Paul is a career educator who has worked in primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational education sectors. He has over 40 years’ experience in education and holds a Doctor of Professional Studies along with Masters and Bachelor degrees in education, business and health administration.Paul is committed to developing people to the very best of their ability. He believes that everyone has the right to succeed to the very best of their ability and achieve success if they are prepared to put in the hard work. Paul believes that education is the driving force to making our work places more productive, profitable, safe and responsible. 

Collaborator: Foresight Thinking  
Project expected delivery date: 30 November 2023 

Project Status: In Progress

Contract Research Organisation: Institute of Quarrying

Kylie Taffard

Kylie Taffard

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