South Island Principal Advisors - Secondary Transitions Visit Murihiku
Ivan Hodgetts (Programme Lead, Te Ara Aukati and Ministry of Education Principal Advisor - Secondary Transitions) had the pleasure of hosting the other South Island Principal Advisors - Secondary Transitions last week.
The Ministry of Education Principal Advisors - Secondary Transitions (PAST), play a key role in working to enhance the pathways for rangatahi from school into the start of adult life and work. This includes a focus on achievement, retention and engagement in a purposeful pathway.
The South Island PASTs catch-up regularly to share thinking and experience. The visit to Invercargill provided an opportunity to find out more about the Murihiku Regeneration programme and how it will impact on future opportunities for the region’s rangatahi. Jeff Lockhart commented that:
“It was inspiring to hear about your work with Murihiku Regeneration and for you to share the aspirational goals and steps that you have planned, associated with that work. The documentation around the Pathway planning guidelines and support documentation will have use across the country, as much as it will clearly support the future planning and work around growing a sustainable workforce for your region. I’d find it really useful in informing the Pathway Planning pilots I am working with, that’s for sure!”
Ivan said “it was great to have colleagues visit the region. One of the strengths of the Ministry is the diversity of experience, expertise and capability available to support projects. The ability to run ideas past each other and develop practical actions together is something that I place a great value on.”
Posted: 5 September 2022