Newsletter for learners  |  December 2023
Kia ora

As the year draws to a close, we thank you for continuing to push on with your training programme. We sincerely hope you get an opportunity over the holiday season to relax, recharge and reconnect with the people who are important to you. As essential workers, we also acknowledge and applaud those of you who will continue to work over the Christmas/New Years period.

Enjoy the holidays, spend time with your loved ones, and we’ll see you in 2024!

    Important Dates
    Office closure
    Please note that Careerforce offices are closed for the holidays. Offices close at midday on Friday 22 December, and re-open on Monday 8 January 2024.

    The last certificates to be sent out before Christmas were sent out on Monday 18 December, but w
    e will start sending them out again on Monday 15 January 2024.
    Te Pūkenga is to be disestablished, but it’s business as usual for Careerforce
    The Government recently confirmed its intention to disestablish Te Pūkenga | New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

    We want to reassure you that while Careerforce currently remains a business division of
    Te Pūkenga, we continue to operate business as usual, and you should not notice any impacts upon your learning.

    We are currently working through the details of the Government’s expectations and are committed to ensuring that changes do not negatively impact the delivery of training.
    As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
    Aka Toi accessible during the holidays
    For those of you using Aka Toi, our online learning and assessment platform, this will be available for you to continue your learning during the holiday period. You can still work on your assessments over the holidays and submit them to your assessor for marking.

    Careerforce support won’t however be available from midday on 22 December 2023 until Monday 8 January 2024.The Aka Toi team wish you and your whānau a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to supporting you again in 2024.
    Te Pae Ora - wellbeing hub for learners
    In September we launched Te Pae Ora, an online hub dedicated to support you on your learning journey with Careerforce | Te Pūkenga. It contains information, advice and resources about wellbeing drawn on best practice and lived experience, and was co-designed with learners from across Aotearoa.  
    December Decompression: Rest, Relax, and Recharge this Holiday Season
    This article explores the significance of using the holiday period for decompression and delves into what effective relaxation during this time entails.
    Recommended for viewing over the holidays
    Don't forget to take the time to relax over the holidays. We've included a few of our favourite New Zealand movies or series that you may want to check out.
    Drama: Whale Rider, The Piano, and The World's Fastest Indian
    Comedy/drama: Boy, Goodbye Pork Pie, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople
    Comedy: Sione's Wedding and Came a Hot Friday
    Comedy/horror: Black Sheep
    Mockumentary: What We Do in the Shadows
    Drama and NZ Scenery: Lord of the Rings
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    If you’re having some challenges with your training, ask your assessor or employer for some advice. If you think Careerforce can help, do get in touch with us.

    Popular links and resources
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    • Careerforce Library via iportal >>More
    • Access your own training progress report via iportal >>More
    • Aka Toi >>More
    • Te Pae Ora Wellbeing support hub >>More
    • Free Counselling to all Careerforce learners >>More

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