Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


13 Young People Employed Through Stratford Workforce Programme Within First Two Months

Stratford’s Workforce Programme aims at connecting young people with employment opportunities, and it’s done exactly that for 13 keen workers within two months of launching.

The Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) initiative launched in September and since then Stratford District Council has employed Lisa Holland as Workforce Coordinator in a part-time capacity.

Stratford District Mayor, Neil Volzke says, “This is a hugely positive outcome for the programme in the first couple of months of being up and running. It’s helping our young people take that step forward into a working world while giving local employers some support in a tough financial climate.”

“Lisa’s role has seen her out and about connecting with local businesses and young people daily and it’s exciting to see these relationships forming successful employment connections,” he says.

“There have been some encouraging discussions within the business community and more opportunities coming through in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, which is very promising,” he says.

As of 30 November 2020 there were 93 young people registered with the programme and 13 businesses registered as employers. When the number of young people registered hits 100 Lisa will be drawing a lucky number and one young person will receive a prize.

Every Stratford district employer that registers with the programme before 14 December 2020 will go in the draw to win a year’s free membership with Stratford Business Association and a Christmas morning tea shout! Registrations can be done online here.

Employers don’t have to have a role available right now to register, local businesses are encouraged to sign up early so that when the time comes they have the connections available immediately.

Council’s goal is to help 50 young people into meaningful work by June 2021. The programme allows Council to assist local businesses with recruitment, training, guidance and in some cases subsidies, to help small to medium sized businesses take on young workers. It has a specific focus on getting young people who are not in employment, education or training into sustainable employment.

If you’re an employer who can help give our young people an opportunity to enter the workforce, please get in touch today!

Contact Lisa by email workforce@stratford.govt.nz or phone 06 765 6099 Monday to Thursday. More information and links to register as a young person or an employer can be found online at stratford.govt.nz/work

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Covid-19:Probable Case In A Returnee

The Ministry of Health is investigating a positive test result in a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland...

After meeting the final health assessment for release, she left managed isolation on 13 January and travelled home to the Northland region. She lives with one other person who has not been symptomatic, who has been tested and is also isolating while awaiting results...More>>


Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>


USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>


New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels