Harnessing learning and innovation opportunities
People will be encouraged in enterprise and business growth to help drive local economic prosperity.
Learning and innovation are seen as a cornerstone of changing how Manukau functions. The building blocks are already here, with more participation in early childhood education and a rapidly increasing tertiary presence.
We’ll work with ATEED and TSI with a focus on empowering people in community, social, iwi and Pasifika enterprise. We’ll also harness growth sectors such as health, food and environmental tech, and advanced manufacturing.
This move will include:
- a network between learning centres, so that people have a pathway from early childhood to further education and training, and on to employment
- The Southern Initiative’s local enterprise and innovation initiatives, including the Makerhood, and Māori and Pasifika trades and training programmes
- the Manukau Innovation Neighbourhood – engaging large-scale local employers to grow local innovation and talent
- the Te Haa multi-purpose innovation centre
- developing a technology hub for MIT’s trades and engineering schools that will be used by more than 1,200 students and deliver more high-value jobs to the community.