Education to Employment

Learn about Education to Employment, which promotes vocational learning for young people through face-to-face events and online engagements.

Level of compliance Main audience Other

Inform

  • Students
  • Employers
  • Teachers and Kaiako
  • Community Partners
  • Principals Tumuaki
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

Young people, schools, employers and communities can learn about employer engagement events.

Late last year, the Government provided funding to enable events that promote trades and 'earn while you learn' pathways for young people. These funds will support:

  • kura, state and state-integrated schools, and kāhui ako to run vocationally-focused careers events for year 7–13 students until 30 June 2021
  • community partners, employers, industry groups, ITOs, vocational education providers, and other agencies to develop events that bring together young people, and their whānau with industries until 30 June 2021.

The events will focus on a range of sectors including construction and infrastructure, primary industries, engineering (including automotive), social and community services, tourism, retail and hospitality, and the technology and creative sectors.

Online events

The Ministry of Education has developed a set of resources to assist schools in setting up and running online employer engagements. 

The aim for these events is to:

  • expose young people to the world of work through digital connections
  • ensure young people continue to have quality education to employment engagements
  • remove barriers of time, physical distance and isolation
  • keep students engaged in career pathway conversations.

Getting students to think about and prepare for the event is important.

Check out the resources below to help you prepare your students for an online event:

Digital Employer Connections Worksheet MOE May 2020  [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Suggestions for running a digital employer connections event  [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Face-to-face events

Details of up and coming events are shown below. These are regularly updated as more details are confirmed.

If you would like to attend or support any of these events please email employer.engagement@education.govt.nz

Events in each region

Please note:

  • The tables below will be updated as dates are confirmed.

Tai Tokerau 

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet. 

Fri, 10 September

 

Auckland

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet. 

 

Wed, 4 August
ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Wed, 8 September 

 

Waikato 

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Wed, 11 August

 

Bay of Plenty

 
ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Thurs, 12 August 

 

Hawke’s Bay | Tairāwhiti 

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Tues, 24 August
ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Thurs, 26 August 

 

Taranaki | Whanganui | Manawatū

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet. 

Tues, 17 August
ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Thurs, 2 September

 

Wellington 

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet. 

Tues, 31 August

Wainuiomata High School  

Thurs, 16 September 

 

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Canterbury and Chatham Islands  

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet.  Thurs, 19 August 

 

Otago | Southland 

ITO Consortium: Got a Trade? Got It Made Speedmeet. 

Thurs, 16 September
** Three events across the Taranaki region to educate youth, their whanau, and the broader community on the employment landscape in Taranaki. Additionally the event wishes to place an emphasis on the opportunities to get involved in these sectors.

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