The issue of labour and skills attraction and retention is a critical one for Marlborough, particularly in light of the region’s rapidly ageing population profile.
In response to this issue, Council initiated the creation of a Smart+Connected Labour and Skills Group at the end of 2018. The role of this Group is to convene relevant organisations drawn from the private sector, central government departments, industry training organisations and the education sector, to develop and implement potential strategies to address Marlborough’s rising labour and skills shortage.
The following five Working Groups have been convened under the Smart+Connected Labour & Skills programme:
- Engaged Rangatahi/Youth Working Group
- Employers Working Group
- 55+ Working Group
- Skills Hub Working Group
- Housing Working Group