New Careers Services Initiatives
There are a number of initiatives underway to help support New Zealanders whose jobs have been impacted by the pandemic to get back into work.
TEC has launched a new Direct Careers Service
The Tertiary Education Commission is providing all workers and learners with quality information and career tools to support them through the COVID-19 recovery. They are offering two initiatives to support New Zealanders whose jobs have been impacted by the pandemic get back into work. The Direct Career Service is designed to build confidence in job seekers and give them the tools and resources to take steps towards employment or education.
The Direct Career Service is free for all New Zealanders and is running from 19 October until 12 March 2021. This is an over-the-phone service with a career expert to help people develop a personalised plan for the next steps they can take to get into a job or training. Individuals can call 0800 601 301 to book a session with a career expert.
Career Advice Pop-ups at Local Libraries
Short-term face-to-face initiatives are being held in libraries throughout New Zealand. People can get initial advice from a career expert, get a copy of the job hunters’ workbook, and book time for personalised career guidance.
In the case of Hutt City, the service will be at the following libraries on these dates:
- 19 Oct-13 Nov – Petone Library
- 16 Nov-4 Dec – War Memorial Library, Hutt Central
- 7 Dec-24 Dec – Naenae Library
Other support available to job seekers and learners who are looking to get into work:
• The job hunters’ toolkit has resources and guides to help people find and apply for jobs
• Careers.govt.nz has information and resources to help people plan their careers