Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Twenty one years of Student Job Search Aotearoa


Twenty one years of Student Job Search Aotearoa

"Over the past twenty-one years Student Job Search Aotearoa has assisted thousands of tertiary students gain access to in-term and summer employment" said Julie Pettett, Chairperson of Student Job Search Aotearoa. "The employment student's gain often means the difference between being able to continue studying… or not"

Over the past 12 months student leaders and Student Job Search staff from around Aotearoa New Zealand have been seeking to enhance the services offered. This has resulted in the decision to strengthen the organisation capacity to interact with students, employers, the business and tertiary sectors, through the realignment of Student Job Search.

"Student Job Search is an integral part of both the business and tertiary sectors" says Pettett. "The social and economic development of New Zealand is dependant on today's students becoming the skilled and educated workforce of the future. Student Job Search Aotearoa gives many students the opportunity to be just that… the future of Aotearoa New Zealand"

Colmar Brunton research (2003) commissioned by Student Job Search Aotearoa, indicated strongly that there were two primary reasons students worked whilst studying. Firstly as a means to fund their living / study costs and secondly to gain valuable workplace experience that would assist them gain employment upon graduation.

Since 2002 Student Job Search has had 'FutureGrad' teams establishing relationships with employers, to assist with placing students in jobs where they can gain relevant and transferable skills. It’s a win-win situation for students and employers. "The new Student Job Search Aotearoa will build on the momentum of this success" says Pettett

The 21st celebration and the new Student Job Search Aotearoa will be officially launched by the Hon. Steve Maharey (Minister for Social Development and Associate Minister of Education-Tertiary Education) at 4pm on Thursday 19 August in Rutherford House, Wellington.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION