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10 Youth Guarantee places still available

Introduced to keep 16 to 17 year olds who are not staying in secondary school in education, the Youth Guarantee Scheme is again on offer, and Aoraki Polytechnic has been allocated 50 placements, an increase from 35 last year.

Acting Chief Executive Alex Cabrera said it is fantastic that the government are again driving this initiative.
“It is good news for our young people for their future success and also for local industry. By keeping more young people in the region, we’re able to provide more work ready graduates to meet regional skill shortage needs.”

Cabrera said the increase was a credit to Aoraki’s success with Youth Guarantee students last year.
“Interest in Youth Guarantee has been high this year, particularly with young people pursuing vocational pathways in automotive and engineering trades, and we only have a few places left.”

At this time there are 10 places still available in Professional Office Management, Cookery, Farm Skills and Trade Skills for commencement of study in February.
“These programmes are career focused and Aoraki provides the supportive environment students need to succeed in employment or to continue studying” Cabrera said.

Aimed at school leavers, the government initiative called the ‘Youth Guarantee Scheme’ gives young people a chance for students to have their first year of tertiary studies paid for while continuing to study locally at Aoraki Polytechnic. The government will pay for the students’ first year of studies tuition fees if they are 16 or 17 years (or turn 18 not within 3 months of course commencement) and have not had previous tertiary education.

Cabrera invites school leavers to get back into the learning environment “by doing something they’re actually interested in”.

“If you want to find out if you are eligible, or need help in which programme to take, call 0800 426 725, visit www.aoraki.ac.nz or call in to any of our campuses,” he said.

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