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JOBfest 2017 - Bill English, Mike Tana and the Young People of Porirua!

You came, you saw and you conquered! 

Click here and check out the gallery of photos and a great video from JOBfest 2017!

We had hundreds of young people come through JOBfest 2017; excited and ready to get into the workforce.

Go here to read the write up by Capital & Coast District Health Board

Outstanding Young Employee Award - Applications are NOW CLOSED!

"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?

The Westpac Porirua Business Awards, Outstanding Young Employee Award applications are now closed, more information to come.


Porirua Youth Awards 2017 applications closed Aug 11 2017

"Recognising excellence"

Awards - Art and Culture, Education, Environment or Community work, Sport

Age categories - junior Years 9 - 11 and senior Years 12 - 13

Learn more about the awards here

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.   

Read more about what is involved

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.

Photos and full story here

Red Badge: Signs on and Steps 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.”

See how Red Badge became a Youth 2 Work partner

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.

Check out the Youth 2 Work partners
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