Welcome to Partners Porirua
Developing Youth for the Working World
Supporting Porirua rangatahi to transition to a future they aspire to
About Partners Porirua
At Partners Porirua, we want to ensure the rangatahi in our communities have a positive outlook on life in particular, their working life.
By bringing role models from business and community together and connecting them with rangatahi we are helping to inspire them about their future and raising their awareness of the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead.
For some students this is the only opportunity they have to learn about the working world before they leave school.
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For the best chances at success, we are working with Porirua rangatahi to ensure they are healthy and engaged young citizens who are succeeding in education, training and employment.
At the same time, we are contributing to the success of our city by helping make sure businesses have the skilled staff needed for growth and by securing good employment opportunities for our rangatahi.
Our Services and Programmes
Our services ensure rangatahi are motivated about the working world and well prepared to contribute to their communities.
Our Youth Service helps you figure out the hard stuff so you can focus on what’s important: yourself, your whānau and your future.
Partnerships and Pathways
Our education and business pathways and partnerships are all about developing and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships between schools, businesses and young people.
Drive 4 Life
Having a driver licence opens the door to many opportunities. The Drive 4 Life programme is available to rangatahi involved with Partners Porirua.
Youth 2 Work Movement
The Youth 2 Work Movement (Y2W) brings together businesses, educators and the community with the aim of having all our rangatahi ‘earning or learning’ in Porirua.
We’re proud of our Pacific heritage in Porirua and our Tupu Aotearoa programme supports young Pacific people transitioning into work, training, or tertiary study.
We are promoting Porirua, the young talent within the city, and helping to foster a sense of community pride. Find out more about our awards and events.
Partners Porirua is built on a backbone of partnerships with educators, employers and the committed all committed to supporting and championing rangatahi.
Our partners promote opportunities and benefits for Porirua youth and work together in the spirit of partnership to share resources and celebrate achievement.
“When it comes to passion and talent, Porirua’s young people will never fail to impress and inspire.”
Porirua Mayor, Anita Baker
“We are promoting Porirua, the young talent within the city, and helping to foster a sense of community pride.”
Michelle Robinson, Principal Advisor, Partners Porirua
News & Articles
There’s always lots happening here at Partners Porirua.
Job vacancies from 12 local employers were on offer at this year’s JOBfest, held on Wednesday 6 September at the Bishop Viard hall.
Four lucky students from Aotea College enjoyed having their own personal financial literacy and employment education workshop with Rachel Compton, Branch Manager of Westpac Bank, Upper Hutt.
On a wet and cold day filled with hail, an enthusiastic group of Youth Service clients and students from Mana College visited the Bidfood Porirua site to meet staff and learn about what they do.