Partners Porirua News
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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.
Safe spaces for young people to mix and more multi-school events for collaboration and celebration are what the young future leaders of Porirua would change if they were in charge.
The Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement ended 2022 with a bang; celebrating the achievements of the year and more employment opportunities for young people
Max To-omaga, a drain laying apprentice with Higgins Contractors (Te Aranga Alliance), is making a big impression, and not just with his own employer.
For 22 years Partners Porirua has been inspiring local rangatahi to get the most out of life.
Downer has teamed up with Partners Porirua to run Gateway partnerships with local colleges and is keen to attract more women to the infrastructure industry.
Wellington Water is changing the lives of youth with its infrastructure skills course while showing its support for young women in construction.
Partners Porirua recently ran a “Women in Construction Expo” to inspire young wahine, college students and female job seekers to go into a career in construction.
Young wahine are loving their careers in construction.
A civil engineering cadetship with Downer comes on the back of 12 months hard effort and sheer determination for Lopati Lapana.
Seventy rangatahi started new careers in 2021 thanks to the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement (Y2W).
Partners Porirua and Porirua City Council jointly run a Women in Trades event to inspire women and girls to take up career opportunities in the booming trade sector.
The 2020 Tradies’ meet and greet was the highlight of the year for 50 young people who were leaving local colleges or Whitireia Polytechnic to enter the workforce.
Partners Porirua welcomed four new business partners to its Youth 2 Work Movement at the end of 2020.
Despite graduating from Victoria University in 2019 Caleb Rapson Nuñez del Prado had been unable to find job.
Courtney Mcallister is loving her job at Whittaker’s for obvious reasons!
Downer is a great advocate for the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement having taken more than 30 people through the programme.
Young school leaver Jamayne Kitiseni is loving his new role at Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces, a well-established Porirua business.
Young people in Porirua are the big winners with hundreds more in full time employment since the inception of the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement in 2015.
Partners Porirua was proud to host the official launch of the Youth Driver Licence Scheme announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The day was infused with celebration and a sense of ‘Pride’ and ‘Ours’ at the opening of the new community space and park area at Bedford Reserve in Cannons Creek this week.
A career in health just got a step closer for two young Porirua women undertaking the first ever Youth Health Ambassador Cadetship.
Partners Porirua recently received recognition, and funding, for being the last partnership organisation still standing.
On a stunning sunny spring morning, an excited crowd gathered at Corinna School to celebrate the opening of their long awaited and hard worked for bike track.
Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Young Employee Award, Rafaela Madlung from OPSM Porirua.
Partners Porirua has coordinated the training of students from civil defence emergency hubs alongside the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) for four years.
There are a number of exciting park projects underway around the city, all have called upon children and young people to have a say in the direction of these spaces.
The Brandon Intermediate Environmental Group have become passionate advocates of Cannons Creek Lake as they work to restore it to its former state.