YouthWorks wants to hear from employers
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.