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.
What we do
We connect businesses, community and individuals to rangatahi in our community who are looking for opportunities to explore what the world has to offer and what they can give in return.
We do this through our education programmes, which place business mentors into schools to share knowledge; and we provide opportunities for rangatahi to enter the workforce through JOBfest, our Youth Service and through the Youth 2 Work movement activity with businesses who are committed to growing local talent.
Ā mātou whānau i te mahi
Our staff, trustees and youth representatives are committed to helping rangatahi develop their talents and achieve every success they want.
Our trustees bring educational knowledge, community understanding, business and professional experience and insights and are committed to making a positive social contribution to Porirua youth.
They have a clear focus on the organisation’s purpose and the boundaries within which they should operate. Each year, youth representatives join the trustees to ensure that a youth voice is heard in alignment with the organisation’s core values.
Primary School Representative
Principal, Ngāti Toa School
Pacific business representative
Career background: Award winning business owner of outsource contact centre
Secondary school representative
Deputy Principal, Porirua College
Social and civic representative
Career background: Local government and health
Career background: Business, accounting and finance
Ngai te Rangi
NgātiToa Rangatira representative
Career background: Business, law and health
Career Background: Business and Human Resource
Magele Maria Uluilelata
Pacific and Community Representative
Career Background: Chief Advisor Pacific at Ohu Mahi Workforce Development Council