Celebrate and support our Maori & Pacific teenagers on their pathway to successful careers!
Accelerating Aotearoa’s Talent is a special Hui / Fono for young Maori and Pacific to encourage career choices in growth industry sectors and support their qualification for those jobs. Because we know careers are a whanau decision we have invited students to bring Mum and Dad along. We hope you might like to share this journey too.
To help us on this pathway we have amazing guest speakers including;
Uesifili Unasa, Hylton Southon and Te Aroha Morehu and performances by Grace Ikenasio, Queen Shirl’e and Dei Hamo.
Friday 13th April focusing on Maori students; 3-9pm (so Mum and Dad can come after work)
Saturday 14th April focusing on Pacific students; 10am - 4pm
Venue: AUT’s Manukau Campus, MD Building, 640 Great South Road, Manukau – there's plenty of parking in the student car park.
Emphasis: matching the high skills demands of growth sectors (in this case ICT/ Digital Industries) meets skilled employment needs of rapidly expanding populations. Auckland’s South and West; Decile 1& 2 schools.
Differences between what we are doing and other Careers programmes is our approach:
Evidence base: Our 2010 Pilot brought together 100 students (with their families) from 14 schools, primarily from Auckland’s South and West. The programme was supported by nearly 40 businesses, tertiaries and community organisations. For 2012 around 200 students from 15 low decile secondary schools in Auckland’s West & South, along with their families, are taking part in the two day programme.
Event Structure: AAT comprises a series of workshops to support family wide understanding of: (draft programmes attached)
Accelerating Aotearoa’s Talent is the work of our incredible Steering Group;
Mary Aue, Peta Si’ulepa, Hinurewa Te Hau, Josh Phillips, Robert Perelini, Mark Wonglyn, Anna Jacob, Filemoni Timoteo, Iani Nemani, Tuteri Rangihaeata, Fa’avae Gagamoe