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Youth Employment and Skills Training (YEAST)

In 2013 a visit to Motueka by the then-Mayor of Otorohanga Dale Williams sparked ideas about finding ways of improving the availability of meaningful jobs for our young people, as had been done in Otorohanga.

While the potential project sat on the back burner for three years, Vision Motueka in 2016 decided to conduct research and an information gathering process aiming to identify all the skills training facilities already available to Motueka people, and all of the existing organisations which offer such training.

This Phase I work resulted in a substantial report written by a trustee, Linda Glew. You can download and view the Phase I report here.

In Phase II we are getting the identified stakeholders together aiming to both set up partnerships of existing providers and/or develop new facilities and courses where gaps and potential solutions are identified.

This process will begin with a four-hour Pro-action Cafe event on March 29th 2017, to be professionally facilitated and involving as many interested parties - including youth themselves and Motueka business owners - as possible.

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