Op­por­tu­ni­ties open up

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The ben­e­fits of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Raukawa and Work and In­come to help young peo­ple get into the work­force are be­ing seen across the dis­trict.

A new 16-week work-based train­ing pro­gramme has been set up called BMT for broad­cast­ing, me­dia and mu­sic tech­nol­ogy.

Pri­mar­ily tar­get­ing young peo­ple not work­ing or study­ing and now in its sec­ond year, the pro­gramme is gen­er­at­ing in­ter­est in creative youth who want to broaden their skills.

BMT stu­dent Han­nah Tunupopo orig­i­nally wanted to train in mid­wifery, but the course had in­tro­duced her to fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties.

‘‘ Since be­ing on the BMT course and hav­ing time on the ra­dio and in the me­dia/youth cul­ture area it has re­ally opened up my op­tions, this is ex­actly what youth need in our town – ex­po­sure to more op­por­tu­ni­ties.’’

The pro­gramme at the Toko­roa Youth Me­dia and Mu­sic Hub, re­ceived 46 ap­pli­ca­tions for the course but has fund­ing for only 12 stu­dents at a time.

OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES: Han­nah Tunupopo, 17, gets work-based train­ing at the Fresh FM 88.3 Ra­dio Sta­tion and work­ing along­side fel­low BMT stu­dent Shayne James.

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