He Māhuri Toa
Formerly known as the Forestry Management Programme, He Māhuri Toa is designed to provide educational and work experience opportunities for the beneficial owners and their descendants of Lake Taupō Forest Trusts.
We aim to build capability amongst the whanau to help them in employment, ideally towards the forest industry in management roles. It’s critical that we build capability now as the forest trusts prepare for the return of their forest estates in 2021.
The Lake Taupō Charitable Trust established, manages and is developing this programme on behalf of the Lake Taupō Forest Trust.
The trust is committed to building a capability model that is both sustainable and consistent with the vision of Lake Tāupo Forest Trust. We are starting at the early years of school learning to build strong capability from the start.
We metaphorically present this through a tree image “seed to distribution”, creating opportunities for the younger generation through to adult whānau members:
- 7 to 12 years
- School holiday programme teaching the core elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, Maths
- Secondary School children in Years 11, 12, and 13
- Tutorial programme assisting them to succeed at NCEA level
- Education grants for those studying in Forestry, Finance, Business Management, Law Science, Engineering, Environmental, Information Technology, GIS Mapping, Marketing
- Tertiary Forest Management Scholarships through the two recognised forestry schools in NZ
- Providing an opportunity for our experienced whanau in the forest industry to extend their skills and knowledge
- To canvas a positive perception of the forest industry amongst the owners, public and our communities