WILLOWJEAN PRIME, LABOUR
I want every young Northlander to have aspirations and opportunities. Northland has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment. Our young people have so much potential and Northland is full of opportunity. Labour has a comprehensive plan to help our young people into education, training or employment including:
School Leavers’ Toolkit, equipping every student with vital life skills including, a drivers licence; key workplace competencies; financial literacy and budgeting skills; professional personalised career advice before leaving high school. Three-Years Free policy, providing up to three years free for university or polytechnic study, industry training and apprenticeships. A Ready for Work scheme, providing youth with six months on-the- job training and the skills they need to be work-ready. The Dole for Apprenticeship scheme, offering employers willing to train an apprentice the equivalent of the unemployment benefit.