Amplifying
youth employability
outcomes

A collective of national and regional organisations and networks leading youth employability initiatives

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Read about Youth Employability Aotearoa (YEA),
who we are and what we do.

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Applications for pro bono support from Allen + Clarke now open

Applications for pro bono support from Allen + Clarke now open

Limited Time Offer: Free professional career development from CDANZ

Limited Time Offer: Free professional career development from CDANZ

Te Pātaka Mātauranga Māori: a new digital storehouse of Māori knowledge

Te Pātaka Mātauranga Māori: a new digital storehouse of Māori knowledge

YEA Data Points: Does higher COVID resistance also equate to lower youth unemployment?

YEA Data Points: Does higher COVID resistance also equate to lower youth unemployment?

YEA Data Points: Jaron Vince on the age distribution of the full-time workers in Aotearoa.

YEA Data Points: Jaron Vince on the age distribution of the full-time workers in Aotearoa.

SJS – championing youth employability since 1982

SJS – championing youth employability since 1982

Revitalising Te Reo Māori through radio: Ngato’s work

Revitalising Te Reo Māori through radio: Ngato’s work

Animation and live action films: Tiare’s work

Animation and live action films: Tiare’s work

Rāngai: to elevate, flock together

Rāngai: to elevate, flock together

YEA Data Points: Youth unemployment and underemployment- a worrying trend in Aotearoa New Zealand

YEA Data Points: Youth unemployment and underemployment- a worrying trend in Aotearoa New Zealand

YEA Data Points: STEM skills and the future of work

YEA Data Points: STEM skills and the future of work

Work experience gives rangatahi hope

Work experience gives rangatahi hope

“I’ve always dreamed of designing and building my own home”: Nivea secures an apprenticeship with DStevens

“I’ve always dreamed of designing and building my own home”: Nivea secures an apprenticeship with DStevens

The Steambox Film Collective: Tohea

The Steambox Film Collective: Tohea

Non formal learning a powerful lever to achieve greater skill utilisation

Non formal learning a powerful lever to achieve greater skill utilisation

Mahi for Youth

Mahi for Youth

YEA Data Points: Earn to learn and investment outside of the traditional trades for our future wealth and prosperity

YEA Data Points: Earn to learn and investment outside of the traditional trades for our future wealth and prosperity

YEA Data Points: Technology leaders accelerating the growth of a fair Aotearoa

YEA Data Points: Technology leaders accelerating the growth of a fair Aotearoa

YEA Data Points: Data Transparency and the need for High-Value Jobs for All

YEA Data Points: Data Transparency and the need for High-Value Jobs for All

Mayors Taskforce For Jobs partnership with Outward Bound proves to be a success

Mayors Taskforce For Jobs partnership with Outward Bound proves to be a success

YEA Data Points: The Impact of COVID -19 lockdowns on youth employment

YEA Data Points: The Impact of COVID -19 lockdowns on youth employment

Introducing The YEA Rangatahi Māori Writer

Introducing The YEA Rangatahi Māori Writer

Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Indigenous Youth Hub

Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Indigenous Youth Hub

YEA Data Points: Learning thorough lockdowns

YEA Data Points: Learning thorough lockdowns

Sunday Blessings

Sunday Blessings

Marlborough Youth Trust builds leadership and confidence

Marlborough Youth Trust builds leadership and confidence

On the Path to Success: The Youth Employability System in Taupō

On the Path to Success: The Youth Employability System in Taupō

YEA Data Points: Do driver’s licenses help young people get work?

YEA Data Points: Do driver’s licenses help young people get work?

Māoriland

Māoriland

Making Aotearoa Proud: Lazy Sneakers

Making Aotearoa Proud: Lazy Sneakers

Outdoor Education Meets Youth Employability – a Perfect Match!

Outdoor Education Meets Youth Employability – a Perfect Match!

AUT Edge Award opens new worlds to students

AUT Edge Award opens new worlds to students

YEA Data Points: Can data shift equity from aspiration to action?

YEA Data Points: Can data shift equity from aspiration to action?

Walking the talk: Four new stewardship group members

Walking the talk: Four new stewardship group members

Te Waiaraki Purea Trust

Te Waiaraki Purea Trust

11 Ways volunteering can help you find a job

11 Ways volunteering can help you find a job

YEA Data Points: Self Determination Theory – Autonomy

YEA Data Points: Self Determination Theory – Autonomy

Rangatahi tū, rangatahi ora, rangatahi noho, rangatahi mate

Rangatahi tū, rangatahi ora, rangatahi noho, rangatahi mate

Ngā Pūmanawa Tūpuna

Ngā Pūmanawa Tūpuna

LIFT Youth Employment

LIFT Youth Employment

Māori Future Making: An Indigenous Approach to Social Innovation

Māori Future Making: An Indigenous Approach to Social Innovation

YEA Data Points: Self Determination Theory – Basic Needs

YEA Data Points: Self Determination Theory – Basic Needs

Youth 2 Work Wairarapa

Youth 2 Work Wairarapa

YEA Data Points: Māori are overrepresented in low-skill occupations

YEA Data Points: Māori are overrepresented in low-skill occupations

Survey: Youth at Risk of Limited Employment

Survey: Youth at Risk of Limited Employment

YEA Data Points: Seumas Fantham on Māori employment and training

YEA Data Points: Seumas Fantham on Māori employment and training

YEA Data Points: Top 10 skills, by mention in job adverts

YEA Data Points: Top 10 skills, by mention in job adverts

YEA Data: Māori employment and training initiatives

YEA Data: Māori employment and training initiatives

UP Skills for Work

UP Skills for Work

YEA Data: Te Matapaeroa 2019

YEA Data: Te Matapaeroa 2019

Game of Life Tairāwhiti 2021

Game of Life Tairāwhiti 2021

YEA Data Points: Youth Employment Action Plan

YEA Data Points: Youth Employment Action Plan

Levels of Listening

Levels of Listening

Inspiring the Future

Inspiring the Future

YEA Data Points: Underutilisation Rates

YEA Data Points: Underutilisation Rates

Local lines company gives leg-up to young people seeking work –  STUFF

Local lines company gives leg-up to young people seeking work – STUFF

Employer Engagement Toolkit – MOE

Employer Engagement Toolkit – MOE

Prime Minister praises the work of MTFJ in Central Hawke’s Bay

Prime Minister praises the work of MTFJ in Central Hawke’s Bay

YEA Data Points: NEET Rates

YEA Data Points: NEET Rates

New video captures the benefits of national MTFJ youth employment initiative

New video captures the benefits of national MTFJ youth employment initiative

Rangatahi Māori writers wanted!

Rangatahi Māori writers wanted!

“End school streaming – let all our tamariki thrive” petition

“End school streaming – let all our tamariki thrive” petition

The future of work after COVID-19

The future of work after COVID-19

Catching the tide – New directions for youth NEET policy after Covid-19

Catching the tide – New directions for youth NEET policy after Covid-19

Productivity = applying our taonga to deliver wellbeing

Productivity = applying our taonga to deliver wellbeing

Young people stand tall and proud after Licence to Work journey

Young people stand tall and proud after Licence to Work journey

Teen on the verge of school expulsion now getting results he never thought possible

Teen on the verge of school expulsion now getting results he never thought possible

Support for 55 new apprentices

Support for 55 new apprentices

From Work ready Kapiti to a building apprenticeship

From Work ready Kapiti to a building apprenticeship

“Youth at Risk of Limited Employability Outcomes” – Ministry of Education NZ, May 2019

“Youth at Risk of Limited Employability Outcomes” – Ministry of Education NZ, May 2019

Employability in Higher Education: A review of practices and strategies around the world

Employability in Higher Education: A review of practices and strategies around the world

Youthline COVID-19 Research

Youthline COVID-19 Research

Ka whati te tai: a generation disrupted

Ka whati te tai: a generation disrupted

Inclusion Through Employability: Youth Work approaches to unemployment

Inclusion Through Employability: Youth Work approaches to unemployment

What does it take to produce New Zealand’s most employable graduates?

What does it take to produce New Zealand’s most employable graduates?

CATE Conference Pathways Presentation: Supporting staff and progressing good pathways decisions with students

CATE Conference Pathways Presentation: Supporting staff and progressing good pathways decisions with students

Not Just About NEETs: a rapid review of evidence on what works for youth at risk of limited employment

Not Just About NEETs: a rapid review of evidence on what works for youth at risk of limited employment