Construction Sector Accord Budget Announcement
ConCOVE Tūhura welcome the news of the Construction Sector Accord’s funding to support delivery of the Construction Sector Transformation Plan 2022-2025. The Accord’s TP25 as it is known has a renewed set of transformational goals and will be launched in July 2022. The plan has a greater focus on
- The Māori construction ecosystem
- Strengthening capability and productivity across small to medium enterprises
- Driving innovation
- Reducing carbon emissions.
ConCOVE Executive Director Katherine Hall is pleased to hear the news of the government’s continued investment in improving this important sector for Aotearoa New Zealand.
“A renewed construction sector transformation plan that is so aligned to the key projects of the ConCOVE Tūhura is positive news for us, and we’re looking forward to working more closely with the Accord to deliver to vocational outcomes that support a thriving sector”, she said.
Board Co-Chairs Phil Hokianga and Graham Burke also welcomed the news, with Phil saying “The investment in improving outcomes for Māori and Māori business via the Accord sets a strong vision for us to align our kaupapa to. Vocational education has a role to play in supporting a strong Māori construction ecosystem and ensuring equity and inclusion for our people”. He whakatuakī – Ko te mahi o te pūkenga kaiwhakaatu, kia mōhio ai te tīmatanga, kia kite ai te whainga, kia mahere mai te haerenga. The role of the skilled wayfinder, is to know the start, envision the destination and chart the journey. We are committed to this transformational change.
Graham Burke, also a current member of the Accord’s Steering Group, supports the focus on strengthening capability of the sector. “Small to medium businesses are the backbone of construction and infrastructure. The Accord’s work aligned with our work at ConCOVE will ensure we’re actively supporting their development and success”
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