Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako
A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is a group of education and training providers (early learning, schools, kura, and post-secondary) working together to help students achieve their full potential.
Each Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako sets shared goals, or achievement challenges based on the particular needs of its children and young people.
Benefits of joining
Joining a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is voluntary for post-secondary providers. However, you are encouraged to join if you can support the achievement challenges of one or more Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in your area.
By joining you can:
- support the transition of students from secondary into tertiary education or training more effectively.
- proactively support students’ interests and strengths, encouraging them to extend their learning pathways beyond secondary education
- support learning pathways linking to further study, training and/or employment (particularly where there are regional opportunities)
You can still join a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako as well as being part of a Youth Guarantee partnership.
Employers and community members can also join
Membership isn’t limited to education providers – community members and employers can also join Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.
Examples of achievement challenges
Examples of achievement challenges relevant to post-secondary education and training providers include:
- increasing the percentage of students leaving school with NCEA level 2 or higher
- improving pathways to participation in tertiary education (for example, at least 90% of all school leavers in full time employment or tertiary level learning aligned to a planned pathway)
Go to the full list of achievement challenges to date.
Find out about Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in your area and get involved
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