Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) has met with West Coast community leaders in the first of a series of discussions about the future of the institution.
Crown Manager Murray Strong was appointed to oversee TPP last year after funding cuts had seriously hampered the institution’s ability to provide much needed education opportunities in the West Coast Region.
TPP plans to host further community discussions over the coming months to update residents on future plans for the institution and to seek feedback.
In a statement last year, the TEU called on the new Crown Manager to ensure staff, students and the local community were involved in discussions about TPP’s future.
TEU national president, Sandra Grey, said she was pleased to see this was now happening.
“It is really important the Crown Manager hears directly from the community, so it is encouraging to see this process get underway. We hope that staff will also have an opportunity to input, as their expertise will be invaluable to ensuring West Coasters continue to have access to quality tertiary education and vocational training.”
Future community discussions will be advertised on TPP’s website and in the local media.