LTW is a cross sector, business-led initiative designed to respond to business and industry concerns that young people may not be developing the employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
LTW is designed for all young people aged between 15 and 24 years old.
It is of particular benefit to those transitioning directly into the workforce from school or training, as well as those returning to the workforce.
Students learn what skills from their everyday life are “employability skills” and how they can use them in a work environment.
‘’They also learn ten elements of work readiness (work experience and work ethic),” said Trust Tairāwhiti Licence to Work programme manager Karen Fenn.
“These skills will ensure they know how to get a job, do a job well and keep a job.’’
“To see the calibre of new facilitators coming on board and huge interest from students reflects the integrity and success of the programme,” Fenn said.
“It is not a tick-the-box or one size fits all approach, it is young person centred and relationship focused with many community contributors."
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