Vocational Pathways

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Vocational Pathways WheelFor most jobs or careers, you’ll need to further your education after school through tertiary study or training on the job.

Vocational Pathways is a government initiative that provides the tools to help you develop a career map and plan what you may need to study to meet your goals and move into further study or the workforce.

Using the vocational pathways tools, you can identify the type of job you would like and identify the courses and subjects you will need to take to get there. Every study option is colour coded to one of six vocational sectors so it’s easy to see at a glance which industry or careers you can work toward.

These vocational pathways have been developed by businesses and industry to improve the link between education and employment. They will help you, as a student, see how your learning and achievement will be valued when you start your career.

By achieving enough credits from the standards recommended by the sector, you can have your NCEA Level 2 endorsed by one or many vocational pathways. This makes it easy for employers to see you have the strengths and abilities for which they are looking.

If you are aiming for a career in a particular sector, the vocational pathway can help you see which subjects and standards you should do to get to where you want to go. If you are undecided on a career but thinking about the future, the pathways can help see how your strengths and interests match up to an amazing range of jobs and study options available.

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    Construction and Infrastructure

    New Zealand’s growth is set to outpace most of its developed markets’ peers with construction and infrastructure including broadband rollouts, national road building, energy, water/wastewater and house building set to increase by around 40 percent.

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    Creative Industries

    Whether you are looking to move onto further study, training or work, or you’re unsure about your options, the yellow pathway will help you plan your study and career options in the Creative Industries.

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    Manufacturing and Technology

    To be globally competitive New Zealand needs to grow its skilled workforce. The industry has said that skills shortages need to be addressed and having skilled staff is one of the most important factors for growth.

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    Primary Industries

    New Zealand aims to double the value of Primary Industry exports by 2025. This puts growing pressure and demand for more educated and skilled workers at all levels across the industries.

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    Services Industries

    Services Industries account for around two thirds of New Zealand’s GDP with sectors such as transport, tourism, communications, screen, trade, hospitality contributing, to name a few. There are growing demands for more educated and skilled young people who can enter and remain in the industries.

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    Social and Community Services

    The Social and Community Services sector is a big employer in New Zealand and is essential for maintaining the well-being and safety of New Zealanders. There are growing demands for more educated and skilled young people to enter the industries.

Page last updated: 02 May 2017