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Build a Bach houses on the Market!

Build a Bach houses on the Market!

Interest in the two student-built relocatable Build a Bach houses is growing as they near completion.

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Emma's Work Experience at NOTS Event

Emma's Work Experience at NOTS Event

Staff at Hawera High School think outside the square to get their students work experience. At a recent Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Network of Trades event that the school hosted,...

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Chad’s Acceleration into the IT Industry

Chad’s Acceleration into the IT Industry

A work experience placement at NakiCloud through Taranaki Future’s ACCELERATOR programme has turned into a job for ex New Plymouth Boys High School Student Chad Wenzlick.

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Build a Bach Student to Joiner

Build a Bach Student to Joiner

Cabinet maker/Joiner Tama Mcguigan worked on Taranaki Future’s inaugural Build a Bach house in 2014 and now his handiwork can be found in this year’s two Build a Bach kitchens...

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Careers and Pies a Winning Combo

Careers and Pies a Winning Combo

Taranaki Careers and Training Expo Trust chairman Warwick Foy was thrilled with this year's busy event held on Sunday August 19 and Monday August 20.

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New Newsletter Out

New Newsletter Out

Check out our inaugural newsletter and sign up to go on our database to stay in the loop. 

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Custom Help from Pete the Builder

Custom Help from Pete the Builder

Builder Pete Fryer from Custom Construction is the latest to share his expertise with the young people working on Taranaki Future’s two transportable homes.

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It’s a Wrap for ACCELERATOR 2018

It’s a Wrap for ACCELERATOR 2018

Students taking part in this year’s Taranaki Future’s mentoring and internship programme, ACCELERATOR, have been exposed to a working oil and gas production site, picked the brains of a local...

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ACCELERATOR Fun Run for Little Fighters a Success

ACCELERATOR Fun Run for Little Fighters a Success

The inaugural ACCELERATOR Fun Run for Charity was a great success, despite the weather. 

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MPTT Builder Gives Back to Whanau

MPTT Builder Gives Back to Whanau

Te Akau Wharehoka lives and breathes Tikanga Māori and believes sometimes things happen for a reason and can be taken as signs, so when he heard Taranaki Futures Board Member Will...

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ACCELERATOR off to a Flying Start

ACCELERATOR off to a Flying Start

Taranaki Future’s successful mentoring and internship programme, ACCELERATOR, has got off to a racing start with 70 young people, 35 businesses and 17 coaches on board for this year’s programme.

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Taranaki part of new #CareersAdvice Hub

Taranaki part of new #CareersAdvice Hub

Taranaki Futures is pleased to be part of #CareersAdvice, an online hub providing school leavers with practical information to help advise their next steps in skills development.

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Barber turns Builder

Barber turns Builder

Hawera’s Anthony Prince has traded hair clippers and scissors for skills saws and hammers as one of the latest Māori Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) graduates to gain an apprenticeship.

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Online Accelerator Application and Flier

Online Accelerator Application and Flier

Accelerator is a business mentoring programme for Taranaki senior students. 

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Celebrating Taranaki Apprentices

Celebrating Taranaki Apprentices

Read about Jurnee, Taranaki's only female plumbing apprentice and join us in celebrating the achievements of these skilled young people. 

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Make Way for Taranaki - Tapuae Roa

Make Way for Taranaki - Tapuae Roa

Taranaki Futures supports this new initiative to unlock opportunities for a thriving and successful Taranaki.

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Human Library at Expo

Human Library at Expo

The annual Taranaki Careers & Training Expo is on Sunday and Monday, August 13 and 14, read about it...

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New board and board chair for Taranaki Futures

New board and board chair for Taranaki Futures

Our July 14 AGM saw the election of new board members and a new board chair. Read the profiles here and a tribute to our departing chair Graham Wells here. 

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Accelerator Celebration 2017

Accelerator Celebration 2017

On Monday July 3 we'll celebrate Accelerator Workplace Mentoring 2017. More pics coming soon...

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Taranaki Futures supports CATE Education to Employment Conference May 2017

Taranaki Futures supports CATE Education to Employment Conference May 2017

Conference details and registration here

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Build a Bach Supporters

Build a Bach Supporters

Andrew Pepper, head of Pepper Construction, says the building industry is reliant on projects like Build a Bach.  He says students who have gone through the programme are emerging at...

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Are you Real World Ready?

Real World Ready is a comprehensive guidebook for people transitioning from education to employment. Better still - it's Taranaki local!

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Employers look for experience... even from graduates.

Recruiters have raised concerns that too many university graduates are struggling to find work as employers increasingly look for experience over formal qualifications.

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Taranaki Futures fundraiser - Dance Like No Other November 12

Taranaki Futures is one of 8 local charities that will benefit from this fundraising event. Watch our video here. 

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Kids want financial literacy!

School children think they are pretty good at managing their money, but most want financial literacy lessons in school so they can learn more.

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Update: Key Goal Areas

We're currently working on a strategy based on these key goal areas. Taranaki Futures will:

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It's Got a Trade Week!

Got a Trade Week August 22-26

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Nigel Latta's excellent summary of Pathways options in today's schools

Every student, parent and educator in New Zealand should watch this.

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Careers news

Labour has made a policy announcement around careers provision in schools. Read story here.

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