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At its AGM today, Careerforce shared its 2021 annual report.

Click to view the 2021 annual report

This AGM and annual report will be Careerforce’s last, after the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Board last month formally approved the transition of Careerforce’s arranging training function to Te Pūkenga.

From 1 September this year, and as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), Careerforce will become a business division within Te Pūkenga’s Work Based Learning subsidiary.

Strong learner and financial results for 2021

Careerforce Chief Executive, Jane Wenman, shares “2021 had all the makings of a very challenging year for Careerforce due to the continued business disruptions across our sectors brought about by Covid-19, and the ongoing uncertainties posed by RoVE. Despite this, it is particularly pleasing to be able to report such strong learner and financial results for 2021.”

Standout results for 2021 included the:

  • Support of a record number of 19,541 workplace-based learners, and working with a record number of 2,042 worksites across New Zealand
  • 25% growth in enrolments on 2020, with 12,609 new enrolments
  • 14% growth in programme completions on 2020, with 6,912 completions
  • 22% increase in revenue to $27.9m

Final AGM for Careerforce before Te Pūkenga transition

Fiona Pimm, Careerforce Board Chair commented, “after nearly 30 years as an industry training organisation, this year’s final AGM certainly marks a very poignant moment. We can and should reflect with pride at the tens of thousands of learners over this time that we have supported into nationally recognised, and in many instances, life changing qualifications.”

“At the time the reform was announced back in February 2019, our Board set a strategy of getting Careerforce in the best possible position for its future transition. I believe that these results indicate this has been achieved.”

Due to the transition into Te Pūkenga taking effect on 1 September, Community Support Services ITO (trading as Careerforce) will be wound up. Jane Wenman commented that “the key asset that we transition into Te Pūkenga will be our people, all of whom are passionate and committed to championing the needs of our employers and learners within the health and wellbeing sectors. Employers and learners can be assured that this will create minimal, if any, disruption to their workforce development over the course of the transition.”

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