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In this Volume:

  • YOUth Inspire - Hutt City
  • MTFJ Workshops focus on boosting youth employment
  • Students given opportunity to explore local industry, Kawerau
  • Jobfest15 a real success, Auckland
  • Connect15 provides employment links, South Taranaki

Connecting young people to potential jobs and careers was the idea behind the Connect15 jobs and careers event held on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May 2015 in Hawera.

Throughout July 2015, the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), supported by the Tindall Foundation delivered nine workshops throughout the country which focussed on boosting conversation around youth employment. The Workshops looked to explore, shape and strengthen the vital connection between young people leaving school and gaining employment.

 Pictured from left: Tyler Skipper-King, Alison Black and Bronson Wharehinga

In 2013 after a story aired on Campbell Live about the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs, Community Leader Awhina Vailima (founding and current Trustee member of Youth Inspire) spent a day with the Manager of the highly successful Mayors Taskforce for Jobs in…

Bryan Rawiri, 25 years old, was born and raised in Matamata and belongs to the eastern Waikato iwi of Ngati Haua.   He is currently completing his apprenticeship in Baking. Bryan was the TUIA delegate in 2014 for the Matamata-Piako District, where he was mentored by the Mayor.

Connecting for Youth Employment (CYE) Trust was established in Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB) in 2013, with support from the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, to ensure that the community continues on a path to provide employment and training opportunities to young people.

These funds will help support the Trust’s goals of helping young people in our local community find meaningful opportunities in employment, training and education. This work aligns with The Todd Foundation’s vision of, ‘inclusive communities where all families, children and young people can thrive and contribute’.

The members of the Dunedin Youth Council for 12 to 17 year olds have been selected and will meet for the first time in early September.

JobFest15 is a unique opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with leading employers from all over Auckland who are there looking for people like you to join their business.

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced  that the Dunedin City Council was one of 25 local authorities to benefit from a $485,000 funding pool, allocated under the 2015 Youth Development Partnership Fund.