Meaningful intelligence from the Shared Data Platform

Meaningful intelligence from the Shared Data Platform

Last updated 11 October 2022
Last updated 11 October 2022

Ohu Mahi (WDCs) are developing a Shared Data Platform to enable the vocational education ecosystem to improve access to and sharing of data through a common platform. 

The shared data platform will assist with the recovery from the impacts of Covid by providing access to consistent, rigorous, and common data across multiple variables.

It will:

  • Deliver a central platform that collects, integrates, and organises vocational education, and industry and regional, workforce data.
  • Enable data to be viewed by region, inside iwi boundaries, by course, programme, and qualification.
  • Improve the availability, consistency, quality, and timeliness of analytic data.
  • Enable economies of scale by reducing duplication in accessing and purchasing data from the same sources.
  • Inform sustainable workforce analysis and planning for generations to come.
  • Provide broad and deep insights – as well as the tools for others to create their own insights – towards growing a better understanding industry needs and skills shortages and evolve training accordingly.
  • Facilitate inflows and outflows of data intelligence.

Project Sponsor and Muka Tangata CE Jeremy Baker is excited about development of the Shared Data Platform and what it will enable. “This kaupapa is about meaningful intelligence. The Shared Data Platform will help shift conversations from what the data is to what the data means, facilitating greater collaboration across the vocational education ecosystem, and enabling insight driven kōrero with iwi, hapū, partners and the diverse communities we serve.”

Jeremy also spoke of the value the Shared Data Platform will deliver for RoVE and Aotearoa’s current and future workforces: “Having a common platform to access and interpret data from multiple sources will enable the vocational education sector to reshape equitable learning opportunities for workforce innovation, thriving industries and regional economies. It’ll be a game changer!”

The first phase of the Shared Data Platform will be completed and ready to access by mid-December. For more information, please reach out to Karen Mason, Shared Data Platform Programme Manager.