Education to Employment

Helping ākonga, our students and school leavers

Education to employment connects ākonga to the world of work across the West Coast, helping our youth to be better informed and prepare for their future.

DISCOVER – what their possibilities are – what they are passionate about, what careers and jobs are out there.

EXPLORE – what opportunities exist for them – what they like to study, what industries and jobs might interest them.

CONNECT – see the world of work – getting insight into what jobs do, and sometimes work experience or on the job learning.


What you need to know about employing youth

Working with our partners at the Ministry of Social Development, we have created some helpful resources that will assist you in recruiting and management of our youth. Check them out!


Connect with us

Like the Education to Employment West Coast page on Facebook to keep up to date with the regions latest news, events and offerings for rangatahi.

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Development West Coast

Jade Mahuika - Vocational Coordinator

Prior to joining the DWC team, Jade was the Tertiary/Education Liaison at Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth and managed the Young Enterprise Scheme Trust on the West Coast. Jade has a great understanding of the Secondary and Tertiary education sector.

Being born and raised on the West Coast, Jade is passionate about supporting and developing opportunities for all rangatahi to achieve success on the West Coast.

Ph: 027 252 0165

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