The Collective

Here you’ll find a directory of youth employability service providers across Aotearoa. To find one in your area, click on the map or use the search button and tag to your left.




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Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury, National
1.YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY & FUTURE OF WORK ASSESSMENT - human potential measures of 10 behavioural skills, 5 performance metrics and 8 future of work attitudes. 2.EMPLOYABILITY WORKSHOP/MENTORING PROGRAM – coaching YP to experience and adopt renewed mindset and behaviours that increase their employability attractiveness through lens of the employer. Prepare YP for lifetime career growth and whole of person wellbeing and prosperity. Achieve life goals by realising one’s full Human Potential. 3.COLLABORATION: to co-design next generation YP employability learning solutions & tools, challenging us to go beyond "fixing problems" to radically transform YP and ourselves in our full rich diversity. 4.CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS for coaches and facilitators.
Ruia Nga Kakano O Te Tumanaako I Roto I Te Maara O Te Hinengaro To cultivate the seeds of hope within the garden Cultivate is a social enterprise where the produce grown by our team is sold local restaurants, cafes and the community. This is a free programme for 16-25 year olds who require employment support. They do not necessarily need to be interested in horticulture but interested in developing their strengths in employment plus a place to gain work experience, job seeking and interview support, CV and cover letter writing skills as well as a reference. It is an outside working environment so this is important to understand. The programs runs up 20 weeks and is a paid, 30hrs per week Mon to Thu 8am to 4pm
West Coast, Canterbury
Simply put, we value our people and the people within our community. As you would expect we work with honesty and trust and promise service delivery that is timely and high quality. We love being part of the West Coast region and truly value the strong relationships we continue to grow with our regional education providers, businesses and community organizations. “Productive People aims to provide project management services that support the development of the West Coast economy, enriching lives, supporting individual goals and creating opportunities that make positive changes” Tania Washer, Founder. Students in year 11, 12 and 13 have the option to study in a trades programme as well as working towards their NCEA qualifications. Student enrolments have grown from 60 students in 2016 to 235 students in 2021. Student achievement is very high, with over 90% of course participants going from the Trades Academy into employment or higher-level tertiary training. The West coast Trades Academy: Productive People have managed the West Coast Trades Academy since 2016, ensuring the students who enroll are matched to the right courses for their future career development. Productive People are responsible for the tracking of student achievement, quality assessment of courses, course development, pastoral care, student travel coordination and all of the projects marketing, promotions and finance management. Upskill Training & Recruitment: Since July 2020, Productive People have been responsible for the management and delivery of this hugely successful project which provides much needed recruitment services and training coordination support to West Coast businesses and job seekers. The project is funded by The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, through Development West Coast. Funding is applied to provide candidates who meet criteria with free industry recognized training and recruitment services at no cost to businesses. Productive People are responsible for ensuring all project deliverables are met, providing high level customer and client care, on time and to budget. Byte Māwhera Digital Hub: Since July 2021 Productive People have partnered with Tech Space to assist in the daily management of the Byte Māwhera Digital Hub. Digital businesses have a global audience at their fingertips. At the Byte Māwhera Digital Hub, we aim to support business and our community through up-skilling and nurturing startups through a range of digital services including workshops, training, coaching, mentoring, and advisory services. Byte facilitates a range of events networking opportunities. Great Futures Vocational Pathways Tours: Productive People works with employers and The Trade Collective to promote, coordinate and support annual "Great Futures Tours" to promote vocational pathways and trades careers to youth in NZ.
Based in Ashburton. NEET Coach services. Working with 15-18year olds Not in Employment, Education or Training and helping them get into it. Helping with interview skills. CV + Cover letter. Appropriate clothing. Driver licensing. In work support.
Northland, Auckland, Canterbury
Youthtown was established in 1932 and celebrates its 90th birthday in 2022! We have been associated with Youth Employability Aotearoa since December 2020, and have taken on Auckland, established Christchurch as well as started up Northland for Licence to Work. We have a long history of youth development work, we are involved in several aspects such as Drivers’ licence training, life skills, sports activation and in cultural development. We have existing strong partnerships with Youthline, Blue Light, Play it Strange and AIMS Games. Youthtown programmes and spaces across the country for 5 –18 year-olds that aim to inspire and promote the learning of life skills, working collaboratively, understanding and building resilience, and unlocking potential. We run events, project groups, workshops, youth hubs, camps, and tramps too! Every programme we run works towards the aim of seeing empowered young people engaged in their communities. We regularly partner with national and local community organisations who are as driven as we are about improving outcomes for children and young people. Our organisational values are statements that become everyday actions in schools, on sports fields, gyms, classrooms, halls, hangout spaces, and offices across Youthtown and in all our partner spaces. These are the pillars that enrich our Youthtown culture. Seeing how our values play out in real life makes us stronger as a team, dedicated to ensuring great outcomes for young people. Our values are: Empowering others drives us Connectedness binds us Diversity strengthens us Commitment to our purpose leads us Young People inspire us Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Adorn the bird with feathers so that it may fly