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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Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui, Wellington (Porirua)
Achievement NZ provides a strengths-based, accessible educational service that helps learners overcome barriers and gain confidence and momentum in their pursuit for educational success. Achievement NZ offers the opportunity to gain qualifications at Levels 1 to 3 on the NZ Qualifications Framework. Credits achieved can go towards NCEA Level 1 to 3. Achievement NZ can also support the development of workplace literacy and numeracy skills. The learning experience includes experiencing early success, identifying and maximising personal strengths, taking personal responsibility, having a strong support crew, exploring aspirations that are aligned to strengths and celebrating success. Our Tertiary Education Commission funded programmes include My Voice Achievements Level 1; Careers in Hospitality Level 2; Active Careers Level 2 and Hospitality Plus Level 3.
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.
M.A.T.C.H Intensifier Pathway to the Tech Creative Industry The tech creative industry is one of the fastest-growing and includes animation, gaming, VR/AR/XR, film, marketing, architecture and many more sectors. M.A.T.C.H – the Māoriland Tech Creative Hub is for rangatahi with a strong interest in art, storytelling and digital tools. The aim of our M.A.T.C.H Intensifier programme is to provide rangatahi with skills and support to step into the tech creative industry. The MATCH Intensifier programme is unique for the following reasons; a 6-week fees-free training programme delivered by industry experts Followed by a 12 week paid internship All in a Māori environment at the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki.
Our kaupapa (purpose) is to empower rangatahi to reach their full potential. We do this by delivering our skills strength-based Readiness to Work Programme (Rangatahi Mahere Whakapakari Mahi).Our programme is built around the Employability Skills Framework (Ministry of Education), alongside health and wellbeing, financial literacy, dress assistance and CV and Interview mentoring. The success of our programme is a testament to our commitment to Mana Taiohi, formerly known as the Youth Development Strategy.When our rangatahi graduate, we focus on bridging the gap between unemployment and employment. Following this, we transition our graduates into our pastoral care phase which provides additional and ongoing support/mentoring.
YOUth INSPIRE support rangatahi aged between 18-24 to create pathways into employment through training, work experience and education. Our Youth Employability Programme helps develop employment skills that employers have told us they want: Positive attitude – communication – teamwork – thinking skills – self-management – willingness to learn – resilience. We also run our Road Read Rangatahi Driving School so that more young people can get their Learner, Restricted and Full Licences.