My Dunedin Itinerary

A hub for skills & talent

Goals: Increase retention of graduates. Build the skills base. Grow migrant numbers.

Targeted talent attraction and retention

Design and deliver a talent attraction and retention programme based on offering specific job and business opportunities in Dunedin to migrants who meet the city’s capability needs. This could also involve partnering with other neighbouring city and regional councils.

Project partners

Dunedin City Council, Otago Chamber of Commerce, Otago Southland Employers' Association, Immigration New Zealand (Settlement Support), KEA, Otago Regional Council, businesses, district health boards, recruitment agencies, tertiary institutions.

Project update

Second-phase project. A project team will be convened once the initial projects are well underway.

Education and employment/self employment pathways

Establish a programme of employment and training pathways to meet business needs, building skills to fill skill gaps and encouraging life-long learning. Target markets include unemployed, youth unemployed, skilled migrants and partners, students and international students. This will draw on lessons learned from current programmes.

Project partners

Dunedin City Council, Ngāi Tahu, Otago Chamber of Commerce, Otago Polytechnic, Otago Southland Employers’ Association, University of Otago, Careers Service, Digital Office, Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, University Students’ Association/ Student Job Search, Work and Income New Zealand, businesses, community organisations, private training establishments, recruitment agencies, secondary schools.

Project update

Second phase project. A project team will be convened once the initial projects are well underway.