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Build a Trailer - FOR SALE

Build a Trailer - FOR SALE

ETC, WITT and Taranaki Futures 'Build a Trailer' 2019 Graduates present for sale the trailer of all trailers.

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Licence to drive (& work)

Licence to drive (& work)

More than 50 young people have their learner licence and are on the road to a career thanks to NPDC and Taranaki Futures.

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Taranaki Futures – Driving for Change

Taranaki Futures – Driving for Change

Studies show that 70,000 – 90,000 young people face major barriers to progressing to a full licence.  A driver licence currently holds many functions beyond a licence to drive.

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Celebrating Engineering & Electrical Apprentice Excellence

Celebrating Engineering & Electrical Apprentice Excellence

This year marks the 15th year of celebrating engineering and electrical apprenticeships in Taranaki, with the annual ETC Apprenticeship awards scheduled for 14 November.

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Driving Change

Driving Change

Taranaki Futures attended the national Mayors Task-force for Jobs national hui on driver licencing. The question of the day was how to 'help more people to gain the benefits of...

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Fresh faces and fresh location for Taranaki Futures

Fresh faces and fresh location for Taranaki Futures

Taranaki Futures board saw three new faces join the team at the AGM in July. Strengthening the connection to the education sector, Chair Steve Scott is pleased to welcome Rachel...

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Mentors needed for Taranaki Futures Driver Licence Programme

Taranaki Futures has launched a Driver Licence Pilot Programme for 50 New Plymouth secondary school students.

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Accelerator Celebration 2019

Accelerator Celebration 2019

After a term of students in industry gaining leadership experience, the Taranaki Futures Accelerator programme was brought to a close with a combined graduation celebration including students, business mentors, coaches,...

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Build a Trailer now taking shape

Build a Trailer now taking shape

Taranaki students enrolled on the ‘build a trailer’ project, in collaboration with WITT and Engineering Taranaki Consortium, have now started work on the programme’s very first trailer.

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Applications are invited for Accelerator 2019

Applications are invited for Accelerator 2019

Limited places are available for senior secondary students on Taranaki Future's popular Accelerator programme. Find out more about the internship and mentoring programme and sign up today! 

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Welcome to Melody Te Patu

Welcome to Melody Te Patu

Taranaki Futures Trust board has appointed a new Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Coordinator: Melody Te Patu of Te Atihaunui ā Papārangi and Taranaki.

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From baches to engineering

From baches to engineering

An innovative pathway from school to engineering workshops has been launched at WITT.

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From Build a Bach to Apprenticeship

From Build a Bach to Apprenticeship

Seventeen-year-old Cheyenne Robins got her first pay cheque as a building apprentice late last year while many of her peers are still deciding their next steps.

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Power to Janis

Power to Janis

Former Opunake High School Student Janis Baker knew trades were her future but narrowing down what trade was made easier after a talk at school from Taranaki Futures General Manager...

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New General Manager appointed

New General Manager appointed

Taranaki Futures has appointed a new General Manager.

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Resignation Announcement

Resignation Announcement

With regret we announce General Manager Warwick Foy's resignation. We thank Warwick for five years of great leadership and service to our organisation and community.

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Celebrating Taranaki Work Place Learning and Apprenticeships

Celebrating Taranaki Work Place Learning and Apprenticeships

Update 23/11/2018. We apologise that due to circumstances beyond our control, MITO learners were left out of the feature. We are working on a solution to this.

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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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