Ways to connect

Welcome to Youth Employability Aotearoa.

A collective of national and regional organisations and networks leading youth employability initiatives. You too can be part of the collective. You can join for free.

We welcome employers, government organisations, educators or philanthropists.

Why connect with us?

Each youth employability organisation or network plays a unique role within their community. But we recognise that no one service can meet the diverse needs of all rangatahi. The Youth Employability Aotearoa collective strengthens connections and encourages new collaborations. It is also an opportunity to build on or customise what we already have. Additionally, this is a great place to showcase your work on our website here:

YEA Collective Registration

Help ensure every young person can access the support and services they need to thrive in life, learning and work! There are four ways you can join the YEA collective.

PROVIDERS 

Organisations that deliver youth employability programmes and initiatives — e.g. YOUth Inspire in Lower Hutt.

ROLES  

  • Share and showcase what is working well
  • Collaborate to deepen relationships with partners and put a common vision ahead of individual agendas
  • Support advocacy to improve policy, practices and resource equity

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:  

  • Opportunity to profile and promote your youth employability initiative and programmes
  • Opportunity to showcase your own best practices in stories written by the YEA comms team
  • Access to insights and learnings from other providers
  • Access to current youth employability data and the YEA data analyst

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Organisations, networks or groups who connect with providers in the employability sector and indirectly provide services or programmes — e.g. a business network or volunteering organisation.

ROLES  

  • Support the youth employability agenda
  • Take an interest in YEA and advocacy opportunities
  • Encourage others in your sector to get involved

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:  

  • Opportunity to showcase your services / programmes or products through a website presence.
  • Access to the stewardship group, via one of its members or the YEA secretariat, to voice your issues and potential opportunities

FUNDERS/SPONSORS

Funders or sponsors of youth-based programmes/initiatives. This may include partner bodies, Government or philanthropist — e.g. Todd Foundation, MBIE.

ROLES  

  • May participate as stewardship group members
  • Take a key strategic or tactical interest in the direction of YEA and offer highly valued opinions
  • Can be on-ramped to provide financial support to progress the agenda or to support key activities
  • Can use your influence and networks to progress the employability agenda

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:  

  • Opportunity to showcase your investment contributions
  • Access to the stewardship group, via one of its members or the YEA secretariat, to voice your issues and opportunities

FRIENDS OF YEA

Individuals, groups or Government officials interested in the youth employability agenda who are keen to get informed and contribute when appropriate.

ROLES  

  • Take an interest in the progress and activities of YEA
  • Offer opinions that are valued and use your influence to progress the employability agenda
  • Assist with campaigns, advocacy or fund-raising
  • Connect YEA with the community and other key stakeholders