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Skills Active maps the way for sport and recreation careers

Skills Active maps the way for sport and recreation careers
December 14, 2016

Skills Active Aotearoa has launched a new set of career pathway maps for its key industries – sport, community recreation, outdoor recreation, exercise and snowsport.

The maps are designed to help visualise common, and less common, channels by which sport and recreation professionals progress through their industries, taking them from new entrants to – potentially – senior executives.

In crisp, colourful style, these posters illustrate how to get started, where to go, and the stepping stones along the way.

Skills Active see the posters as a great way to engage secondary students thinking about their post-school options, as well as anyone else interested in working in these fun, dynamic and growing industries.

Electronic versions of the posters are available on the Skills Active website and, from early 2017, schools can order free copies by contacting Skills Active.

Skills Active Chief Executive Dr Grant Davidson says just released Skills Active research, shows that the sport and recreation industries delivered $4.93 billion to New Zealand GDP in 2015, and employed over 75,000 people.

As a result, Dr Davidson wants to raise the profile of the industries’ careers and get more people into rewarding and meaningful sport and recreation careers.

He explains "our industries are continuing to grow their contribution to the New Zealand economy. What is more difficult to truly show through the data is the contribution that sport and recreation and professionals make to the hauora, or overall wellbeing of New Zealanders, through physical health, psychological health, time spent in nature, community-building and social cohesion.”

Dr Davidson says the new posters show some of the pathways that exist in sport and recreation, into senior roles, self-employment, business ownership and more, adding "we strive to rank high up on the list of priorities for every New Zealander – taking part in sport and recreation should be right up there behind family and work. Therefore, plenty of passionate, highly-skilled and driven workers are needed.

“These posters are just one of the tools we’ve developed to help build a thriving sport and recreation talent pool, and we have more work planned in the coming year.”

For more information or to order free copies of the posters call 0508 4 SKILLS or go to www.skillsactive.org.nz 

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