Pathways Connect

Pathways Connect - Youth Workplace Visits

Connecting Youth, Educators and Employers for a better future

Our Pathways Connect Program aims to connect young people, educators and employers in the Taupo District through workplace visits in order to introduce young people to the various careers available which will help them decide on a career pathway into meaningful employment.   

Workplace visits bridge the gap between theoretical education and the real-life environment for young people.  They enable students to better identify their prospective career pathways in an organisation and understand the educational requirements and internal progression to the role they desire.  

The workplace visits are based on the 6 vocational pathways available to students being Primary Industries, Service Industries, Social and Community Services, Manufacturing and Technology, Construction and Infrastructure and Creative Industries.

What is involved?
  • Students from Taupo-nui-a-Tia College and Tauhara College year 11 students will visit your workplace.
  • While at your organisation we suggest that they do a tour of your company and that you explain what career paths are available to them in the different departments of your organisation. 
  • You will determine how many students you can accommodate and how long they spend at your organisation.
  • It would be great if you could put together a handout containing a summary of your organisation, a list of the roles available at your organisation, subjects they will need to take at school and whether they will need to go to University or undertake an Apprenticeship in order to get into those roles.
If you would like to partner with us in our Pathways Connect program please contact us email -