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"A significant issue facing the Taupō District is the projected population decline by 2035. With the sustained loss of young adults and an aging population, it is becoming increasingly important to hold on to our young people."

David J Trewavas (MAYOR)

 

TAUPŌ PATHWAYS FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT TRUST (TAUPŌ PATHWAYS)

A partnership between local representatives for employers, iwi, youth services, schools and training providers who recognise the importance of young people having a plan and direction for their future.

Young people thrive when they contribute to society, learn important employment skills and a good work ethic, build connections to local businesses and help others.

The purpose of Taupō Pathways is to undertake, facilitate, and promote initiatives and programmes that advance education, training, employment, and positive activities for young people under the age of twenty-five (25) in the Taupō District. The Trust will help connect and support young people to transition into employment, education and training in a way that links to the workforce requirements of local businesses, and enables them to reach their full potential.

Taupō Pathways has a committed Board of Trustees and supporting working groups. The Trustees represent employers, iwi, young people services, schools and training providers from throughout the Taupō District.

“While it is important to acknowledge the challenges some young people face, it is equally important to point out that every young person has potential. That is, with the right tools and nurturing environments, all young people have the ability to direct their lives in a positive way”

"A significant issue facing the Taupō District is the projected population decline by 2035. With the sustained loss of young adults and an aging population, it is becoming increasingly important to hold on to our young people."

David J Trewavas (MAYOR)