The Youth Employability Programme (YEP): Licence to Work is designed to respond to business and industry concerns that young people may not be developing the employability skills – also called ‘soft skills’, needed to succeed in the workplace.
YEP: Licence to Work provides learning activities to build these seven competencies
- Positive Attitude
- Willingness to Learn
- Thinking skills (problem solving and decision making)
The young people apply these classroom learnings to their Work Experience. Local businesses provide authentic work experience where young people can learn new skills, be part of a team giving them an introduction to the world of work.
Another important aspect of the programme is encouraging our young people to be connected to their community. Each group completes a project that will directly enhance their community.
Each young person is assessed throughout the programme to record and authenticate their classroom, volunteer and workplace environments.
Are you a young person who would like some help entering the world of work?
Locations: Wainuiomata and Taita
Duration: 14 Weeks