Employment support for Te Tai Tokerau youth

On: 1 June 2018

The Government today announced a $4.4 million investment for three initiatives funded from He Poutama Rangatahi.

The He Poutama Taitamariki work readiness programme will receive $2.5 million to reach 15-17 year olds across the region and to provide extra support for young people to overcome barriers to employment. This programme expands and builds on the success of the MSD funded T500 pilot project.

Funding of $959,800 will also go to the Mangatoa Station Forestry and Ecological Restoration Project in Kaikohe and $983,400 to Tupu Ake, an initiative of Forest Protection Services in Whangarei

He Poutama Rangatahi is an initiative which develops pathways into employment, education or training underpinned by intensive pastoral care for young people under 24 years old in four regions of high needs; Te Tairāwhiti, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Te Tai Tokerau, and Hawke's Bay. HPR aims to support these young people into sustained employment.

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