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Youth Employability Programme

Licence to Work

Licence to Work is a cross sector, business-led initiative, designed to respond to business and industry concerns that young people may not be developing the soft skills needed to succeed in the workplace. We develop work-readiness skills to help combat youth unemployment.

The Programme

The programme provides an explicit sequence of learning activities to build competencies business leaders have said they want to see in young people, and a process to assess and record them.
The programme is for use in Auckland schools and youth service organisations and is also offered through a range of community sites.

On completion participants will have:

  • A completed ‘Licence to Work’ to share with employers
  • Portfolio of evidence of their employability and work readiness skills from assessment and attestations
  • Participated in 18 interactive employability facilitated sessions
  • Participated in at least 20 hours of community service work with a recognised organisation
  • Participated in at least 40 hours of work experience in local companies


PROGRAMME DEVELOPED BY
COMET and partner organisations including Cognition Education

STEERING GROUP
Business - Business partners, (Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern, Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA), Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited (ATEED), Sky City Auckland Ltd).
Government - (Ministry of Education (MOE), Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK), Careers NZ, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
Careers organisations - Career Development Association of NZ (CDNAZ)) and recruitment companies.

PROGRAMME CHAIRED BY
COMET Auckland

National Employability Skills Framework

The Employability Skills Framework is a resource that describes the employability skills most commonly identified by New Zealand employers for all young people to be work ready

Employability Skills Posters

workchoice posters

To order more sets (8 posters per set in A2 size) please email shaun@workchoice.co.nz Cost: $25.00 ex GST per set