Thursday, July 18, 2024

Jobs on horizon for 1,000+ rangatahi

The Government has announced new funding for He Poutama Rangatahi to support more than 1,000 young people into employment.

Minister for Social Development and Employment, Carmel Sepuloni said the Government remained “laser focused” on supporting young people to become work ready and tackle barriers to employment.

“He Poutama Rangatahi was a feature of our Better Pathways Package announced last week and whilst this additional support sits seperate to that, it aims to achieve the same goal which is to see more rangatahi in employment or training,” Ms Sepuloni said.

“These are programmes specifically designed for young people who are hardest to reach, including young people who have experienced challenges in accessing education or who are encountering barriers that are preventing them from getting a job.

“The additional support we’re announcing for He Poutama Rangatahi means more than 1,000 rangatahi will be supported towards a sustainable employment pathway through tailored, targeted and meaningful support.”

He Poutama Rangatahi funding has been allocated to:

  • Hipokingia Te Kahu Aroha – Northland
  • Huia Mai – He Poutama Rangatahi – West Auckland
  • Do Good Feel Good (DGFG) – Build Up Programme – South Auckland
  • Te Whanga – East Coast
  • Tutuki Ngā Moemoea [Achieving Dreams] – East Coast
  • WYAT Employment Pathways – East Coast
  • West Coast Education to Employment Pathways Programme – Top of the South and West Coast South Island.

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