Services - Career Connexions Tairawhiti Ltd

By: Career Connexions Tairawhiti  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Youth Transition Service


The Youth Transition Services (YTS) initiative is a Ministry of Social Development initiative, designed to provide young people aged between 15 and 19 years old with additional support to ease their transition from school to work, further education or training.

The Government has a shared goal with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs: that, by 2007, all 15-19 year olds are in employment, education, training or some other option that leads to long-term economic independence and well-being.

Our team of Youth Coaches works the entire Gisborne district and East Coast communities from Potaka in the North to Wharerata in the South and inland towards Matawai. Some of our team works closely with Schools throughout the entire East Coast region.

Making it work for our YOUTH

Career Connexions Tairawhiti Ltd works with our local youth, helping them to identify the appropriate work or training opportunities and to put them in touch with prospective employers and training providers. We also work with local businesses, education providers, government agencies, local government and community groups to coordinate the various services available to our young people.

We provide up to date information to our young people and their families about:

  • Youth social services
  • Training opportunities
  • Employment options

Our Youth Coaches aim to provide a quality service to our young people:

  • to ensure that our young people aged between 15 and 19 years are aware of the Youth Transition Service
  • to give our young people the opportunity to register their interest with the Youth Transition Service
  • to provide our young people with one on one guidance and the relevant support structures

Methods of interventions with clients will include but are not limited to:

  • Career advice, planning and guidance
  • Curriculum Vitae, cover letters and job application support
  • Referral to specialist support services

We help our young people make positive decisions about their future by either:

  • Returning to school
  • Finding a suitable training programme
  • Finding a sustainable job

Keywords: Youth Transition Service

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