BUSINESS PL AN PERFORMANCE
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Throughout 2015 the Capability Development Unit provided programmes to support induction, training, the ongoing development of academic staff; and the development of leadership skills for managers. A Work Environment Survey was conducted in 2015 with the commitment of repeating it on an annual basis. 400 individual staff members responded (92% response rate). The results showed 98% positive response from staff to caring about the success of WelTec. In 2015 WelTec transitioned our Facilities team to W2 Shared Services. This jointly owned subsidiary (with Whitireia) now has three functional teams providing services in procurement, information and communications technology (ICT) services, and campus and facilities management. During the year progress was made in the development of a W2 team culture and refinement of Service Level Agreements for use in 2016.
Strategic Partnership Milestones - Choice Protocol A new management structure was developed and appointments made. The Students First website was developed. The name for the new creative technologies and applied arts campus on Cuba/Dixon Streets in the Wellington Central Business District was approved by the Council and a joint business plan commenced development. A Prime Property Contractor was approved for both institutions. Masterate programmes in health and IT provided jointly by both WelTec and Whitireia were approved. New terms of reference for the Combined Academic Board and new subcommittee structure were approved by the Council.
The NZQA external evaluation and review (EER) visit planned for 2015 was postponed until 2016 to allow for an internal review of the EER process by NZQA.
WelTec, Whitireia and Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) jointly were awarded funding for a Wellington-based Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate School in October.
Financially WelTec finished below budgeted levels but ahead of internal forecasts. During the year WelTec agreed to an In Plan amendment to the TEC Investment Plan. This significant reduction in income was largely mitigated during the year with international student growth, increased contract income and minimisation of expenditure.
Consolidation of delivery and sharing of campuses in Auckland.
2015 Strategic Priority: Diversify income streams through business development aligned with our core strengths and with a focus on growing profits
Part-time delivery by the Wellington Trades Academy was introduced along with Trades Academy delivery to Porirua secondary schools by Whitireia. Much work was done on joint policy development (academic compliance, health and safety, Vulnerable Children Act) and consistent reporting across WelTec and Whitireia.
A series of successful user pays programmes were run in 2015 including on the job training.
Annual Report 2014