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Vision, Mission and Values

Students and graduates at UCOL | Te Pūkenga 
UCOL Te Pūkenga provides life-changing opportunities for thousands of individuals, and our influence stretches far beyond our campus boundaries: across the globe and into the future.

O Tatou Kitenga  Our Vision

To be the Skills Engine driving the economic and social development of the Central North Island.

Kaupapa  Our Mission

Our mission is to transform the contribution vocational education makes to our country’s growth. We will work for a future that radiates high value skills and wages, increased productivity and a growing economy. Our journey will stretch boundaries. Employers and entrepreneurs will drive the skills that learners need. We will enable the learning and learner support that will deliver smart workers and sought after graduates.

Ngā Uara  Our Values

The team at UCOL Te Pūkenga have developed a set of Values which reflect what's important to us.  Values are our standards of behaviour that you can expect to see at UCOL Te Pūkenga.

Kia eke panuku, eke Tangaroa  Excellence

Everywhere we look at UCOL Te Pūkenga we seek innovation and quality that defines us as a high performing institute. We strive for excellence in our programmes, our teaching methods, our resources and systems and processes. We want to see people excelling at what they do and are proud of what we achieve.

Whanaungatanga  Relationships

Connecting with people and establishing meaningful relationships built on trust and integrity is vital.  Great relationships result in collaboration, partnerships and unity.  At UCOL Te Pūkenga we embrace diversity and inclusivity of all people.

Te huringa tangata  Transformation

Transformation requires inspiration, and bold, courageous behavior.  We take pride in being a part of the transformation that occurs in our students as they become successful graduates and alumni.  UCOL Te Pūkenga is always looking at fresh ideas, becoming bigger, better and brighter.

Kia kakamā   Agility

Agility is about us working in many different ways, being adaptable and agile in the way we work with others.  Through engagement, empowerment and innovation we develop deeper understanding and discover new ways of achieving our goals.

Tatou Whāinga  Our Goals

Our commitment to Te Mana Tiriti

Our commitment to Te Mana Tiriti is an essential component of all the UCOL Te Pūkenga planning and decision making now and in the future.

Partnerships That Make a Difference

Our goal is to be recognised as an essential partner to businesses as they grow and upgrade their workforce skills to achieve diversity, productivity, and innovation. We are working with industry on shared intelligence, decision making, and delivery. We aim to be recognised as an active and influential partner with Te Pūkenga.

An Institution for the 21st Century

Our development is future focussed, right sized, financially and environmentally sustainable. We are delivering blended learning that enables significant workplace-based, remote and campus learning to be successful across all UCOL Te Pūkenga programmes.

All Our People Are Equipped for the New World

Our Capabilities Framework is in place and engages staff in all roles. We are improving the uptake of, and opportunities for, meaningful engagement with the student body.

Global Outreach and Globalisation

We are engaging with stakeholders to ensure we are top of mind for opportunities internationalisation. We aim to ensure that we continue to be recognised as an institution of choice for international students.

Kia Eke Panuku, Eke Tangaroa  Reaching New Heights - The UCOL Te Pūkenga Strategy

Our strategic story builds upon the solid foundations set in place by earlier successes and expands them into new directions. It aims to lift our performance, taking a continuous improvement philosophy to the heart of our student learning and teaching.