Bringing together schools, employers, training providers, industry organisations and government agencies, we’re helping to strengthen the pathway between education and employment and improve outcomes for our young people in Southland.
Through hosting employer talks and coordinating workplace visits for students, we’re helping young people and career advisors to realise the extent of training and employment opportunities available across Southland.
Along with highlighting the great career options available, we also encourage employers to invest in the region’s youth. This involves helping employers to adapt their recruiting and employment practices to target Southland youth and endorse youth friendly-standards in their workplace. Over 50 businesses and organisations throughout the region have signed up to be part of our Employers Excellence model and in doing so are making plans to secure their future workforce.
By helping to improve outcomes for Southland youth and retain youth and talent in the region, we’re helping to counter Southland’s projected workforce shortage and strengthen local business.
For more information about Southland Youth Futures or would like to get involved contact Allison Beckham the project coordinator.