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Workforce Development

Son’s disability spurs mum to upskill

This Nelson Mum is doing everything she can to provide her son born with a disability, the very best support possible.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

Healthcare graduates recognised for making a difference

Stand-out healthcare assistant graduates received awards for demonstrating the values of ‘connected’, ‘compassion’, ‘best care’ and ‘better, best, brilliant’”.

ITO meets Ivy League University to support emerging leaders

Ten emerging leaders with lived experience in the health and wellbeing sector will be given the chance to participate in Yale University’s leadership programme.

Business as usual while Govt works through vocational reforms

It’s very much business as usual for industry training organisation Careerforce as the Government works through the proposed Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) submissions.

“Draining the harbour to save a sinking ship” – one ITO’s...

Health Central asks Jane Wenman, chief executive of industry training organisation Careerforce for her views on the vocational education reforms and how the proposals could affect the health and wellbeing sector.

The return on investment in training is the quality in care

With the help of industry training organisation Careerforce, Counties Manukau Homecare Trust have supported their staff to upskill, so that clients like Dora benefit from high quality care.

Quals shake-up could help ease aged care nurse shortage

The Qualifications Pathway Review could potentially help ease the shortage of nursing in aged residential care, if changes to the Level 4 programme are made, allowing caregivers a pathway into nursing.

Looking after yourself – essential to providing quality care

One of the biggest takeaways from the Apprenticeship in Community Facilitation for Gillian Theunissen was the importance of looking after herself and her team to ensure quality care delivery.

3D printing now new medical disruptor – report

3D printing is disrupting the way we provide personalised medicine, says a new research report.

Careerforce appoints new CEO

Jane Wenman has been appointed as Careerforce’s new chief executive.

Young people the answer to aged care workforce shortage?

While potential solutions to the workforce shortage issues across the aged care sector are still being discussed, one Auckland-based rest home has started trialing a potential solution.

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employee potential

A literacy and numeracy workplace programme at has increased trust, collaboration and efficiency at Lifewise.

Home support workforce will struggle to keep up with demand

New home and community support services workforce report outlines 22 recommendations to develop a stronger workforce to better meet the growing demands for their services.

Finding the right pathway in aged care

Glenwood Masonic Hospital Facility prides itself on giving staff the opportunity to navigate the career and training pathway that best suits them, and supporting them all the way.

55 years of tireless support

After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.

“It brings me joy”: recognising the benefits of volunteering

Volunteer Darren Best was recognised recently at the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards where he was the Health Care Provider Service Individual Winner.

Careerforce launches Qualifications Pathway Review

Careerforce says the Qualifications Pathway Review (QPR) presents a great opportunity to ensure qualifications remain fit for purpose and lead to meaningful career pathways.

Backing passion with on-the-job training

The desire to give top quality care motivated Bronwyn Pickery to pursue a career as a healthcare assistant supported by on-the-job training.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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