Southland Youth Futures

Building employment pathways for youth across the Southland region.

Bringing together schools, employers, training providers, industry organisations, foundation studies providers and government agencies, we help to strengthen the pathway between education and employment pathways in Southland.  

Southland Youth Futures is Great South's regional career exploration programme focused on improving outcomes for Southland youth and reducing the number of NEETS (youth not in education, employment or training) across the region.

To increase awareness of the employment and training opportunities available for youth, the programme involves hosting employer talks in schools, coordinating workplace visits for students and establishing connections between students and local employers. 

We also encourage employers to invest in the region’s youth by supporting them to adapt their recruiting and employment practices, embrace youth friendly-standards in their workplace and secure their future workforce. 




Looking to start your career?

We can connect you with training and career pathways

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Wanting to secure your future workforce?

We can help you to adapt your recruiting practices and connect with Southland youth

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For more information please contact:

Allison Beckham
Allison Beckham
Youth Futures Coordinator
allison@greatsouth.nz
Renata Gill
Renata Gill
Southland Youth Futures Advisor
renata@greatsouth.nz
Pat Hoffmann
Pat Hoffmann
Southland Youth Futures Advisor
pat@greatsouth.nz
Jan Ormsby
Jan Ormsby
Southland Youth Futures Advisor
jan@greatsouth.nz

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