YouthWorks wants to hear from em­ploy­ers

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - YouthWorks is ac­tively seek­ing po­ten­tial part­ners to de­velop this project and join the YouthWorks net­work. The YouthWorks Em­ployer Break­fast Pre­sen­ta­tion is be­ing held at the Mata­mata Club at 7am on Thurs­day, March 13. In­ter­ested lo­cal busi­ness man­agers a

Are you af­ter new em­ploy­ees who are pre- trained and ready to work?

YouthWorks Mata­mata is a new lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion ded­i­cated to con­nect­ing lo­cal youth with op­por­tu­ni­ties to bet­ter their lives.

They will be hold­ing a break­fast meet­ing for lo­cal em­ploy­ers at the Mata­mata Club on March 13.

The aim of the or­gan­i­sa­tion is to build a net­work of lo­cal em­ploy­ers and train­ing providers.

They can then iden­tify em­ploy­ment needs within the lo­cal com­mu­nity and co-or­di­nate youth to meet these de­mands.

YouthWorks’ vi­sion is for all young people un­der the age of 25 to be en­gaged in ap­pro­pri­ate ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing, work or pos­i­tive ac­tiv­i­ties in Mata­mata.

This vi­sion was sparked dur­ing a meet­ing with for­mer Otoro­hanga mayor Dale Wil­liams in Septem­ber 2013.

Mr Wil­liams’ con­cept led to the Otoro­hanga district achiev­ing zero un­em­ploy­ment, younger lo­cal work force and sus­tain­able busi­ness prac­tices.

YouthWorks has iden­ti­fied a high aver­age lo­cal em­ployee age that poses a sig­nif­i­cant risk to the sus­tain­able fu­ture of our lo­cal work­force.

It also recog­nises that many lo­cal youth pos­sess the de­sire to be lo­cally em­ployed or trained within Mata­mata.

The steer­ing com­mit­tee con­sists of lo­cal man­agers from Dal­tons, Aaron Ben­nett Builders, Cen­tral TV, Starfish So­cial Ser­vices, Stan­ley Group as well as Ngati Haua, Raukawa, WINZ, Mata­mata Col­lege, po­lice, Win­tec and the Mata­mata Pi­ako District Coun­cil.

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