TPP Future 2017 - Stakeholder Update

8 Aug 2017

Dear all, *Progressing our strategic options* We’ve been making good progress on our plans for the future of tertiary education and vocational training on the West Coast, and have been most grateful to the strong community support we’ve had so far in developing our initial report. The Strategic Options Analysis report outlining potential future options for tertiary education on the West Coast was provided to Minister Goldsmith for his consideration earlier in July. Our Crown Manager, Murray Strong and I met with the Minister in Wellington earlier last week. The Minister is very keen for us to progress the initial report into a formal Business Case. We know that maintaining the ‘status quo’ is not sustainable for us, so being asked to progress our exploration into the two options we outlined to the Minister is great news. So what now? Murray and I will be focusing on developing two options in the Business Case: What opportunities joining with another tertiary education organisation may offer for West Coast learners What opportunities developing a new model tertiary organisation that has a strong community focus may offer for West Coast learners The Minister has asked for our Business Case before the end of this year, so there is a strong sense of urgency for us to progress these two options in...

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TPP Future 2017 - Stakeholder Update

29 May 2017

Dear all, I wanted to update you on recent activity at Tai Poutini Polytechnic, as the last time I was in touch was during our late March community sessions. Since then, our work on future options for the delivery of tertiary education on the West Coast has been progressing well. As I indicated the last time we met, it’s important to both myself and the Polytechnic to involve the local community in discussions about the future of tertiary education and vocational training on the West Coast. The Government has made a commitment to the ongoing provision of quality, sustainable tertiary education in the region; it’s now up to us, working with the Government and local community, to consider how that might work. As always, your feedback throughout this process is valuable and I welcome any comments or ideas. We’ll be scheduling more community forums in future and will let you know as we have more information. Recently, we had good news with the Crown’s decision to provide short-term funding support. The $3.6 million capital injection will ensure the continued delivery of quality tertiary education on the West Coast while future planning is underway. While our planning for the future is keeping everyone busy, our main focus remains...

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