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

  • Tēnā koutou katoa Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) has gone from strength to strength in its second year of operation as evidenced by the suite of completed projects, with more underway and a healthy pipeline of initiatives......

  • Earlier in 2023 it was reported in Stuff  experts were calling  for the development of a national food plan for Aotearoa New Zealand to support our nation’s food security. This got us thinking about what the impact would be on innovation......

  • Living and working in Hawkes Bay, it would be easy to define recent weather events as simply Cyclone Gabrielle. In reality, the past summer has been made up of enduring poor weather coupled with other major climatic events. Flooding, higher......

  • I doubt that among you, there isn’t a single person who hasn’t been affected in some way by the recent weather events and the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, either directly, or by knowing someone who was impacted. Fortunately, other than......

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