We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here.
New Zealand needs a more diverse and inclusive disability workforce.
We are excited to promote Mahi Rawe to the disability sector.
Mahi Rawe means great work.
We believe that the disability sector is a great place to work.
We know it’s great to work with disabled people, ensuring they live the life they choose. There are also many benefits for people new to and currently working in the disability sector.
View this video showcasing how important diversity and inclusion is for disabled people.
At the beginning of 2020 the Disability Workforce Development virtual team discussed ways to promote the workshops and resources that Te Pou and Blueprint for Learning have to offer – to align the mahi from all three sectors – Disability, Mental Health and Addiction. To this end, we planned a one day Mahi Rawe Fono to be held at a hotel in Auckland.
Our plans had to change, of course, having been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We decided to change the way we delivered our fono, and ran it as a webinar! We were incredibly pleased to have 50 participants who joined us on the day to listen to nine presenters speak about the range of exciting initiatives, services and training managed by Te Pou and Blueprint for Learning. The webinar was wonderfully successful, given the short time in which we had to change the format and delivery. Thanks to everyone who attended and interacted with us during the fono; it was an amazing and enlightening experience.
We hope to make some of the presentions available to viewing - more on this to come. For more information contact Susan Sherrard.
We have closed the Mahi Rawe online platform and moved on to focusing on delivering live training workshops for groups of people.
Our workshop can be designed to meet your organisation’s needs. The workshop can be tailored to, for example, supporting induction for new staff or working with students to introduce the disability sector as a great place to work.
For organisations, we are happy to advertise positions on our Jobs page. This is a free service that we offer.