JOBfest 2017 - Bill English, Mike Tana and the Young People of Porirua!
We had hundreds of young people come through JOBfest yesterday, excited and ready to get into the workforce.
You came, you saw and you conquered! Watch this space for post-JOBfest information and photos in the coming weeks.
Outstanding Young Employee Award - Applications are OPEN!
"Is there a special young employee who you think deserves to be recognised?"
Have they made a special contribution to your business? Have they performed beyond your expectations? Do they bring a new way of thinking?
If so, we would like YOUR nomination for the Westpac Porirua Business Awards, Outstanding Young Employee Award.
Porirua Youth Awards open for applications 26 June 2017
Awards - Art and Culture, Education, Environment or Community work, Sport
Age categories - junior Years 9 - 11 and senior Years 12 - 13
Emergency Training with Local Schools
"Students working with Lisa McLaren from WREMO"
28 students from seven local schools, designated as Community Emergency Hubs, learnt how to use the Civil Defence Radio system. Regularly checking communications will be their on-going job.
Careers Event at Te Kura Maori o Porirua
“Find your passion and you will never work a day in your life”
The school year was off to a great start for Te Kura Maori o Porirua Year 9-13 students. A two day careers event, coordinated by Partners Porirua and school staff, saw local experts share their work experiences with students.
(Left) Ngātuere Matakatea with Jhial McGregor one of our guest speakers.
Red Badge: Signs on and Signs up
"Working alongside wonderful, motivated young people gives Karena Wilson a spring in her step."
As Operations Manager for Red Badge, Karena is the one who gets out and finds new recruits. “The young guys and girls who we have coming through are amazing; they’re eager and happy to do anything. Part of our uniform is a smile and they’ve all got that.”
Mayor Mike Tana welcomes new partners
"A new group of partners were welcomed into the Porirua Work 2 Youth Movement by Mayor Mike Tana"
There are now more than 30 businesses, education providers and community organisations signed up as partners committed to providing opportunities for Porirua youth.
Kids take charge in community project
"Children and Youth at the centre of city decision making"
Rachel Scott, our Educational Partnerships Facilitator, is leading student consultation on behalf of Porirua City Council to create a new recreational space in Eastern Porirua.