2016 Skills Matter - follow up of Skills Matter students of 2015

Publication date: 9 March 2017

In 2016, Te Pou followed up with a sample of students who obtained Skills Matter funding in 2015 to better understand the longer-term outcomes of their training. This report summarises the findings of the resulting interviews.

The findings in this report demonstrate how positive the longer term outcomes of the courses funded through Skills Matter are. These outcomes affected students’ practice, the organisations in which they worked and, most importantly, service users and their whānau. 

This report also highlights the importance of the Skills Matter funding as a number of people would have been unable to undertake their studies and make appropriate practice changes without it.