Tamaiti Whangai Weltec Presentation B3 SSCC 2014

Report
Tamaiti Whangai
Presenter:
Hinemoa Priest
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WelTec/Tamaiti Whangai Academy
Background
• Wellington Institute of Technology has a goal to support Māori
students to achieve.
• The organisation has a vision and mission to achieve parity of
outcomes for Māori students by 2015.
• Improvement in Māori student outcomes has been a result of
many changes to the way and manner in which Māori are
supported at WelTec.
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WelTec/Tamaiti Whangai Academy
Background
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WelTec and Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui - joint investment since 2008
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Catalyst to creating positive change
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Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui and WelTec acknowledge the importance of
working co-operatively to ensure all Māori students are provided with an educational
experience that is meaningful and will lead them onto further study or employment.
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Working co-operatively will assist Te Runanganui achieve their educational
aspirations for their Rangatahi and build iwi workforce capability.
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MoA's exist between Wellington Institute of Technology, Te Runanganui o Taranaki
Whanui and Waiwhetu Marae.
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2012 External Review
A 2012 external review by Dr Rawiri Taonui (AUT) states:
1. “The combination of foresight and flexibility reflects in the good relationship nurtured with
mana whenua in the Hutt Valley. This year WelTec renewed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with Te Rūnanganui o Taranaki Whānui first signed in 2008. The
relationship with mana whenua gave rise to the Tamaiti Whāngai Māori Student Support
programme in 2008 that now stands Centrepiece to Māori student support at WelTec”
(Taonui, 2012, p. 4).
2. “Brought forth from the relationship between WelTec and mana whenua Te Rūnanganui o
Taranaki Whānui, the Tamaiti Whāngai Academy vehicle for Māori student support at WelTec
is unique. Few Māori support mechanisms are born of similar links. Tamaiti Whāngai is also
very effective. A comparative survey of historical course and qualification completion rates at
WelTec and with other ITPs indicates Tamaiti Whāngai has made a meaningful contribution to
closing gaps between Māori and all students in course and qualification completions at
WelTec.
3. Few other Māori student support programmes produce similarly robust data on outcomes”
(Taonui, 2012, p. 10).
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Tamaiti Whangai Staff
Staffing increased from 3 in 2008 to 8 in 2013
Hinemoa Priest
Kaiwhakahaere
David Lomax
Team Leader
Barry Te Whatu
Rangi Luke
Tame Ngaheke
Errol Weston
Susan Luke
Tamaiti Whangai
Mentor
Tamaiti Whangai
Mentor
Tamaiti Whangai
Mentor
Tamaiti Whangai
Mentor
Admin and Tamaiti
Whangai Mentor
Arnold Lomax
Work Broker
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Statistical Overview
2010
2011
2012
2013
Māori
Participation
17%
18%
19.1%
17.5%
Māori Course
Completion
67%
68%
76%
75%
All students
75%
76%
81%
81.5%
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Course Completion Rates
Level
2011
2012
2013
Māori
All
Māori
All
Māori
All
Level 2
61%
63%
74%
76%
75%
78%
Level 3
70%
77%
73%
81%
78%
83%
Level 4
66%
79%
77%
84%
67%
82%
Level 5
73%
78%
81%
86%
77%
81%
Level 6
64%
74%
77%
78%
72%
76%
Level 7
79%
81%
79%
83%
77%
83%
Total
68%
76%
76%
81%
75%
81%
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Aims of Tamaiti Whangai
Educational Outcomes
• Improved education attainment at tertiary level;
• Skills development including achieving sport, social and
employability skills;
• Increased employment and a consequent reduction in
unemployment;
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Aims of Tamaiti Whangai
Social Outcomes
• Improved health outcomes including a reduction in misuse of
alcohol and drugs; and
• Increased uptake of community development initiatives
including leadership, participation in mentoring, support and
advocacy activities by young people.
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What makes Tamaiti Whangai Unique?
Relationships
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Partnership approach and shared vision
Inter-agency support
Buy-in from institution staff
Māori Trade Training 2014
Pastoral
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Mentoring, cultural, academic and pastoral support
Monitoring and reporting of achievement by the Tamaiti Whangai team
Assistance with goal setting and work ready preparation
Provision of strength based initiatives – Tama Toa, Whanau Sessions
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What makes Tamaiti Whangai Unique?
Kaupapa Māori
• By Māori for Māori
• Holistic wrap around support
• Staff Development – Bachelor of Youth
Development
• Inclusion of whanau throughout the
educational journey
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Challenges
• Maintaining an iwi-led approach
• Maintain staffing levels
• Securing funding to ensure programme
is sustainable
• Managing relationships with funders
and funding institutions
• Maintaining achievements
• Managing future growth
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Questions/Comments
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