Education to Employment Speed Meets

To improve pathway opportunities for the youth of Lower Hutt, we held an initial ‘Meet and Greet’ between schools and employers, with a pilot event held at Naenae College in 2019.
More than 60 people attended our pilot event, including 12 schools and 20 different businesses. There was also strong interest from people keen to find out more about the event.

This pilot was an exciting step in improving the outcomes for young people, employers and our community as a whole.

Numerous employers were enthusiastic about working closely with local schools and providing a range of services to help improve pathways for local students.

The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is developing a programme of services for 2020 and beyond to bring local employers, schools, students and whanau together to facilitate our community’s youth into rewarding and successful vocations and careers.

“I really enjoyed the evening and am looking forward to meeting again with Wainuiomata High School. I also had a very exciting conversation with another colleague, who I am confident we will collaborate with on a pilot programme, ‘Insight into Industry’.”
Hospitality Business Owner