The Ringa Awhi fund was created with residual funds held by Service IQ. It was transferred to Ringa Hora as part of the transition of Service IQ into Te Pūkenga.
The purpose of the Ringa Awhi fund is to facilitate collaborative workforce skills leadership and/or brokerage initiatives or projects within the Aviation, Tourism, Travel, Retail and Hospitality sectors.
The fund is accessible to industry associations in those sectors through a process which is managed by Ringa Hora in collaboration with sector representatives. The fund will be divided in thirds, with one-third for Retail, one-third for Hospitality, and one-third for Aviation, Tourism & Travel.
The industry associations are:
The Ringa Awhi Fund is one of the suite of initiatives Ringa Hora has in place to support our industries better. Together with the annual workforce development plan and vocational education investment advice, this investment can assist in implementing and delivering actions in collaboration with our services industry.
As set out in the funding agreement, the funds are to help enhance Skills Leadership and Skills Brokerage functions. These include: