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 OPEN!
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'!
Porirua Youth Awards 2016
Applications have now closed and our panel of judges have a difficult job ahead of them due to the high calibre of applicants!
The Awards are for young people in two age groups: 12 - 15 and 16 - 18 years. These young people either reside or school within the Porirua city boundaries, and are excelling in art and culture, education, environment and community, and sport. Successful applicants will receive an award of up to $1,500 to recognise their excellence, and to assist them with their future aspirations. A special awards presentation event will take place in September.
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.