UCOL 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.
The team at UCOL 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.
Kia eke panuku, eke Tangaroa
Everywhere we look at UCOL 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.
Connecting with people and establishing meaningful relationships built on trust and integrity is vital. Great relationships result in collaboration, partnerships and unity. At UCOL we embrace diversity and inclusivity of all people.
Te huringa tangata
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 is always looking at fresh ideas, becoming bigger, better and brighter.
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.
Our commitment to Te Mana Tiriti
Our commitment to Te Mana Tiriti is an essential component of all UCOL’s 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 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 - UCOL's 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.