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Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE)

The FFCoVE aims to propel the Food & Fibre Sector to a sustainable and prosperous future through an enduring partnership with the Education Sector to ensure excellence in provision for our current and future workforce.

Key Outcomes for Learners

Learners will see greater coherence across the food and fibre sector with clearly defined learning pathways and career opportunities. They will be able to access, through flexible delivery modes, food and fibre education opportunities when and where they need it.

Key Outcomes for Industry & Employers

Greater connection between industry and the education sectors results in better understanding of the industry and employment contexts, shared innovation and more rapid integration of R&D into programmes and value gains through alignment of non-formal and formal education provision to offer better upskilling and reskilling opportunities for employers and employees.

Key Outcomes for the Vocational Education System

Greater emphasis on workplace-focussed learning results in learning opportunities that are valued, driving up demand from learners, Māori, employers and employees. Better work-ready graduates and improved business productivity result from collaboration, including shared practice, evidence, data and knowledge, and kaiako capability development.

Our Stories

  • 2023 has been a year of challenges and opportunities so when we asked the team to reflect on the past 12 months some key themes resonated. Relationship building with our stakeholders, project participants and research partners is at our heart, creating......

  • Aquaculture – more so than ocean fishing – has huge growth potential, and will play a key part in providing high quality protein to an ever-expanding and hungry global population. At the Aquaculture New Zealand Conference 2023 this was underlined......

  • It is hard to believe it’s September already. 2023 has been full of challenges and opportunities; some we have embraced whole-heartedly, while others have tested us both emotionally, and physically. At the recent Primary Industries Summit there was significant discussion......

  • A first of its kind research programme will explore the incredible work supporting young New Zealanders transitioning from secondary school, to reach their fulfilled career potential. Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence has engaged Skills Group to evaluate pathways......

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    The Food & Fibre CoVE is proudly hosted by Eastern Institute of Technology.