Outstanding Young Employee Award 2016
Short List Announced
Three exceptional young people have been shortlisted for the Partners Porirua sponsored Young Employee Awards.
The finalists are Jordan Mawson from CPB HEB Joint Venture; Manda Roberts from Topor Bistro and James Gill from Reds Hair.
This year 14 nominations from a wide variety of business sectors were all of an extremely high caliber.
The winner of the Outstanding Young Employee Award will be announced at the Westpac Porirua Business Awards function to be held in November.
Learning and earning holiday!
What better way to spend your holidays than learning and earning!
Over the term 3 holidays, Partners Porirua held a budgeting course, a parenting programme and 3 driving courses, with Ngati Toa rangatahi, a couple of local colleges and some other lovely local young people. 8 proud parents powered with parenting tools, 9 sleepy staff, over 10 terrific days, also with 12 budgeting buddies building bonds, and more than 25 level-headed learner licences passed.
If you thought that was all some wonderful young people achieving amazing things – it was shortly followed by the conclusion of the Health Work Experience course, with 14 girls graduating with warm hearts and big smiles.
Huge congratulations to all of the girls who graduated! And a well done to all those fresh learner drivers who will be starting to learn the way of the roads.
Preparing for the Working World
What do you get when you partner Plimmerton Rotary with Partners Porirua? Sixty-eight Aotea College students overcoming the nerves and experience of their first ever job interviews!
Huge thanks to Plimmerton Rotary, all our Rotarian interviewers, Rachel Scott from Partners Porirua, and Pauline Muncey from Aotea College.
Porirua Youth Awards 2016
The sixth annual Porirua Youth Awards was an incredible event celebrating our recipients and their fantastic achievements. Out of the 46 nominations, 10 received highly commended awards, with 3 receiving excellence awards.
Congratulations to all of our recipients and their proud whanau.
Outstanding Young Employee Award 2016
Do you have a young employee who makes an outstanding difference in your business? Have they made a special contribution? Have they performed beyond your expectations? Do they bring a new way of thinking and doing things?
If so, we would like YOUR nomination for the Westpac Porirua Business Awards, Outstanding Young Employee Award!
Applications are now closed. Congratulations to those who were nominated.
Watch this space for finalist information.
JOBfest 2016 was an incredible day, filled with young people and potential employers, linking them together and investing in our future workforce.
Thank you to everyone who made the day such a wonderful success.
'Best dressed' was awarded to John Lolesio (left) who not only applied for 11 jobs at JOBfest, but gained employment that same day. Now that's STYLE!
Congratulations to Porirua College, our pizza lunch winners, for being 'JOBfest READY and JOBfest AMAZING'!
Remember your first ever job interview?
Preparing for the working world is not just about what happens on the job, it’s also about securing the job. At the end of June, eighty-seven Year 11 students from Aotea College were interviewed by members of the Plimmerton Rotary to practise for a real life job interview.
Have Licence, Can Work
Partners Porirua has recently celebrated its 400th student gaining their learner license through our Young Driver Mentor Programme. If you are about the same age as me, you might wonder why someone needs a driver mentor, and why a young driver just can’t wake up one morning and sit their driving license test. Oh, it was so easy 30 years ago – it was a right of passage, on your 15th birthday – your parents or a driving license instructor would sit beside you for a few lessons and then you were on your way to freedom and independence.
Driver’s licence initiative proving to be a winner
From left, at the back, policemen and driving mentors Jimmy McKay, Michael Tahere, Scott Denton, Doug McGuire, Simon Bygate, with Henry Samia from Partners Porirua.
At the front, from left, are Hineora Mike, Patrick Fenika and Antonio Tagaloa, who sat their restricted licences with police mentors.
Photo: KRIS DANDO
Porirua College Student Receives Youth Achievement Award
Nictequa Amaru-Erskine (pictured left), a Year 10 student from Porirua College received a Youth Achievement Award for being instrumental in helping re-establish the community garden space at Porirua College.
Titahi Bay Welcome Sign
When kids put their minds to it, great change can happen. That’s the essence of the Kids Partnership Programme which brings together the experts and support of PCC, the community, businesses and schools. What started out as a letter to the mayor as part of a persuasive writing exercise for the class, culminated in a project that saw a fabulous new welcome sign for Titahi Bay.