Youth Connections boosts employment opportunities

Last Updated : 29 Sep 2015
youth connections boosts employment opportunities
Congratulations to Loniana Fifita (second from right), who has been elected as Maungakiekie-Tāmaki’s representative on Auckland Council’s Youth Advisory Panel. The panel provides the council with advice on issues important to youth. 

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board’s youth opportunities programmes continue to deliver good results.

Youth Connections focuses on bringing young people and local businesses together for jointly beneficial employment opportunities.

Youth Connections highlights

  • Assisting 120 more students from One Tree Hill College and Onehunga High School to get learner licences. Thirty students will also sit restricted licence tests later in the year. Having a licence is a prerequisite for many job opportunities.
  • Implementing the Career Start programme in partnership with the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company and Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Twenty-five young people took part in the monthlong course, which taught skills for work readiness and provided work experience. Ongoing mentoring is provided for a further year.
  • Partnering with The Warehouse and the Ministry of Social Development to deliver the Red Shirts in Communities programme, in which local youth gain work experience, NZQA credits in customer service, and ongoing support to find work.
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