Smart Transitions

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Developing quality, entry-level work opportunities for young people, with local employers.

Smart Transitions offers specialist support to businesses keen to develop entry-level work opportunities for young people, including work experience, cadetships, apprenticeships, internships and jobs.

The service is initially available to 140 employers involved in award-winning Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) Waikato-wide and will be made available to other employers as resources permit.

Smart Transitions partners with employers to connect them with secondary school students and other young people via their Gateway and careers teachers or work brokers. Work opportunities are communicated through Smart Waikato's media and strong networks to youth, teachers and support personnel.

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Are you an employer with work opportunities for young people? List jobs, work experience, apprenticeships, cadetships or internships free on FutureForce® Job Board here.
Are you a career teacher or young person looking for a job? Check out FutureForce® Job Board listings here.


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For more information:

Sally Birch (Communications Manager)
Mary Jensen (Chief Executive)

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The endorseMe® Employability Record app has been developed from the NZ Employability Skills Framework for youth services facilitators, Gateway teachers and others working to transition young people through real education to employment pathways. Find out more here.