May 09, 2019
Manaaki message for health trainees
The industry training organisation that helps certify people working in health, mental health and disability support has teamed up with other organisations in the sector to improve pass rates for Māori.
Careerforce Māori engagement and development manager Turaukawa Bartlett says the treaty signed with Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare came about after her organisation realised success rates amongst Māori trainees were falling.
Traditional approaches to improving trainee performance and outcomes were unlikely to work, and as it’s a sector-wide problem, a sector response is needed.
Hui with trainees identified many of the gaps.
"Whanaungatanga is important. Getting to know each other. Connection to each other. Connection to the training pathway itself but also trying to reduce some of that fear, that whakamā, because most or a majority of our Māori trainees, this will be the first training they have done since leaving school which can often be 10, 15 years if not more years so it is about how we can support our whānau to move into that pathway of learning where we manaaki them," Ms Bartlett says.
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