Learner-Focused, Industry-Led, Government-Enabled

About

Food and Fibre CoVE is an initiative of the Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence Society Incorporated. Members of the Society include industry peak bodies, employers and training providers from the food and fibre sector.

MŌ TE FOOD AND FIBRE COVE PŪRĀKAU

The Food and Fibre CoVE Story

Food and Fibre CoVE was one of the first two Centres of Vocational Excellence (COVE) announced by the Minister of Education in 2020.

A key feature of the reform of vocational education, we work closely with our constituent industries and associated employers, Workforce Development Councils, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Te Pūkenga and other training providers.

Funding (initially for five years) from the Tertiary Education Commission supports the growth of excellence and innovation in vocational education. Food and Fibre CoVE is an initiative of the Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence Society Incorporated.

Members of the Society include industry peak bodies, employers and training providers from the food and fibre sector.

Aronga – Purpose

We invest in the transformation of vocational education and training for our talent pool, to enable Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and fibre sector to thrive.

Whakakitenga – Vision

Innovation and investment are crucial in developing a skilled workforce. Food and Fibre CoVE enables change in vocational education and training by uncovering opportunities for improving performance across the food and fibre sector through research and insights, and the exploration of lifelong workplace learning. We honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and support an equitable and integrated Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Huarahi – Approach

With a pan-sector lens, we focus on the collective needs and shared goals of the food and fibre sector. We are responsive to employees and learners with changing workplace environments. We connect people, knowledge and projects to drive better vocational education and training outcomes for everyone, including the underserved.

Ō MĀTOU UARA

Our Values

We’re passionate about what we do. We’re curious, open minded, empathetic, inclusive and collaborative. We help people flourish so Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and fibre sector thrives.

Māia – Courage

We believe in positive disruption and challenging the status quo.

Auaha – Innovation

We’re passionate about embracing learnings and exploring new frontiers.

Pono – Integrity

We’re open and honest, engaged and outcome oriented.

Whanaungatanga – Synergy

We believe in building partnerships, sharing knowledge and expertise to deliver common goals.
TE URU MAI HEI MEMA

Become a member

You will join a group of like-minded people and organisations passionate about developing and sustaining the food and fibre sector.