"A significant issue facing the Taupō District is the projected population declineby 2035. With the sustained loss of young adults and an aging population, it is becoming increasingly important to hold on to our young people." David J Trewavas (MAYOR)
A partnership between local representatives for employers, iwi, youth services, schools and training providers who recognise the importance of young people having a plan and direction for their future.Young people thrive when they contribute to society, learn important employment skills and a good work ethic, build connections to local businesses and help others.
The purpose of Taupō Pathways is to undertake, facilitate, and promote initiatives and programmes that advance education, training, employment, and positive activities for young people under the age of twenty-five (25) in the Taupō District. The Trust will help connect and support young people to transition into employment, education and training in a way that links to the workforce requirements of local businesses, and enables them to reach their full potential.
Taupō Pathways has a committed Board of Trustees and supporting working groups. The Trustees represent employers, iwi, young people services, schools and training providers from throughout the Taupō District.
All young people under 25 are engaged in education, training, work or positive activities leading to meaningful employment in the Taupō District.
Pathways will enhance employment options, opportunities and outcomes for young people through the building of strong connections and relationships between young people and employers in the Taupō District. This will encourage young people to remain in the Taupō District while also attracting young people back.
Enable connections and relationships that will contribute to young people achieving their full employment potential within the Taupō District.
Promote young people to employers, as key contributors to the prosperity of Taupō District businesses.
Encourage community-wide engagement in the shaping of our young peoples’ wellbeing with a particular focus on employment outcomes.
Build robust relationships with all stakeholders through clear, concise and meaningful communication.