Education to Employment

Education to Employment is a series of events that promotes vocational learning for young people through face to face events and online engagements.

Late last year, the Government provided funding to enable events that promote trades and ‘earn while you learn’ pathways for young people. These funds will support:

  • kura, state and state-integrated schools, and kāhui ako to run vocationally-focused careers events for year 7-13 students until 30 June 2021
  • community partners, employers, industry groups, ITO’s, vocational education providers, and other agencies to develop events that bring together young people, and their whānau with industries until 30 June 2021.

The events will focus on a range of sectors including construction and infrastructure, primary industries, engineering (including automotive), social and community services, tourism, retail and hospitality, and the technology and creative sectors.

Online events

The Ministry of Education has developed a set of resources to assist schools in setting up and running online employer engagements. 

The aim for these events is to:

  • Expose young people to the world of work through digital connections
  • Ensure young people continue to have quality education to employment engagements
  • Remove barriers of time, physical distance and isolation
  • Keep students engaged in career pathway conversations.

Getting students to think about and prepare for the event is important.

Check out the resources below to help you prepare your students for an online event:

Digital Employer Connections Worksheet MOE May 2020  [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Suggestions for running a digital employer connections event  [PDF, 1.3 MB]

 

Face to face events

Details of up and coming events are shown below. These are regularly updated as more details are confirmed.

If you would like to attend or support any of these events please email employer.engagement@education.govt.nz

 


[1] Research from the UK based not-for-profit Education and Employers(external link)

Events in each region

Please note:

  • The tables below will be updated as dates are confirmed.

Tai Tokerau 

Peria School Term 4, 2020
Kerikeri High School Term 4, 2020
New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Northland
May, 2021
Bay Of Islands College Term 1, 2021
Opononi Area School Term 1, 2021
Northland College Term 2, 2021 
Career Force
Youth Day Events
Whangarei 
2021
Career Force 
Youth Day Events 
Kerikeri
2021
Kaitaia College TBC

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Whangarei

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

TBC 

Work Ready NZ Limited
Kaitaia Aspiration Day 
Kaipara

TBC 

Work Ready NZ Limited
Speed Meet Event                              Whangarei 

TBC

Work Ready NZ Limited
Speed Meet Event
Kaipara

TBC

Work Ready NZ Limited
Speed Meet Event
Mid/Far North 

TBC 
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Event
Tai Tokerau
TBC
Te Kāpehu Whetū TBC 
Whangarei Boys' High School TBC 
Whangarei Girls' High School  TBC
Raurimu Avenue School TBC

Work Ready NZ Limited
Teachers Only Day
Whangarei

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Far North

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Whangarei

TBC
Primary Industry Capability Alliance 
Teachers Day Out
Tai Tokerau
TBC
Taipa Area School  TBC
Abundant Life School Kaitaia 

TBC

Tauraroa Area School TBC
He Matariki School  TBC 
Tikipunga High School  TBC
Kaitaia Intermediate TBC

  [PDF, 45 KB]

Auckland

Unitec Institute of Technology
School Holiday Workshops 
Auckland

Registration: https://www.unitec.ac.nz/about-us/school-holiday-workshops(external link)

September - October 2020

GirlBoss New Zealand
GirlBoss Advantage Programme
Auckland

Mon 5 - Fri 9, October 2020
Waitakere College October 2020

CreateOps
Maori N Tech Event
Auckland

October, 2020

Waitakere College 

October, 2020

Unitec Institute of Technology
Go Live Week Event
Auckland

Fri, 27 November 2020
Epsom Girls Grammar School Sat, 28 November 2020
Ormiston Senior College 2020
Ormiston Junior College 2020
Albany Senior High School 2020
Waiuku College Thurs, 25 March 2021
Te Papapa School April, 2021

Unitec Institute of Technology
Go Live Week
Auckland

April, 2021
Sancta Maria College April, 2021

Onehunga High School

Term 1, 2021
Mahurangi College Term 1, 2021
Southern Cross Campus Term 1, 2021
Edgewater College Term 1, 2021
St Dominic's Catholic College Tues, 1 June 2021 

New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Event
Manukau

June, 2021
Manurewa High School June, 2021
Auckland Girls' Grammar School June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Manukau
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Takanini
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Warkworth
June, 2021
Avondale College Term 2, 2021

Masterlink
Trade Tours
Auckland

2021

Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Auckland

2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Auckland

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

2021

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Manukau

2021
Orewa College 2021
Kaipara College  2021
Elim Christian College  2021
Waiheke High School 2021
Lynfield College 2021
Rosehill College 2021
Botany Downs Secondary College TBC
Marcellin College TBC
Tamaki College TBC
Pt England School TBC
Panmure Bridge TBC
Glen Innes Primary  TBC
Ruapotaka Primary  TBC
Tamaki Primary  TBC
Selwyn College TBC 
Mangere College TBC 
Westlake Girls High School TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Auckland
TBC
Western Springs College Whāia te Mātauranga TBC 
Glenavon School TBC
Green Bay High School TBC
Kelston Boys' High School TBC 
Kelston Girls' College TBC 
Whangaparaoa College TBC 

CreateOps
GirlsNTech
Auckland

TBC 
Ara Education Charitable Trust
Job Expeditions
Auckland
TBC 

 

Manukau Jobs and Skills Hubs
Central Interceptor Project
Auckland

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Auckland 

TBC

Te Kura Ākonga o Manurewa

TBC

NZ MAC ITO
Big Day Out
Auckland

TBC

  [PDF, 51 KB]

 

Waikato 

Waikato Engineering Careers Association 
Speed Interview Events 
Waikato

Fri, 16 October 2020

Ruapehu Recruitment 
Job Drive Events 
Ruapehu District

October, 2020

Forestry Industry Contractors Association 
Youth Training and Engagement Programme
Waipa District

January, 2021
Forestry Industry Contractors Association 
Youth Training and Engagement Programme
South Waikato 
January, 2021
Forestry Industry Contractors Association 
Youth Training and Engagement Programme
Waitomo District
January, 2021
Forestry Industry Contractors Association 
Youth Training and Engagement Programme
Taupō District
January, 2021
Paeroa College  Term 1, 2021 
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Turangi
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Huntly
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Te Rapa
June, 2021 
Otorohanga College 2021
Rototuna High Schools 2021
Thames High School  2021
Sacred Heart Girls' College  2021
Melville High School  2021
Taumaranui High School 2021
Te Aroha College 2021
Fraser High School 2021
Stanley Ave School 2021
St. Joseph's Primary Te Aroha 2021
Tokoroa High School 2021
St John's College  2021
Career Force 
Youth Day Events 
Hamilton
2021
Morrinsville College 2021
Forest View High School 2021
New Zealand Security Association 
Security Career Events
Hamilton
2021
Fairfield College TBC
Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School TBC
Hillcrest High School TBC
Waikato Engineering Careers Association 
Career Expeditions 
Claudelands Event Centre
TBC

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Hamilton

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)
TBC

Waikato Engineering Careers Association 
Careers Pathway Expeditions 
South Waikato

TBC

Te Kōpuku High 

TBC

Hamilton Boys' High School

TBC

Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Waikato

TBC

Mercury Bay Area School

TBC

Waihi College 

TBC

Te Kauwhata College

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Coromandel

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Hamilton

TBC

Masterlink
Trade Tours
Hamilton

TBC

Waihi College

TBC

Huntly College

TBC

Kopuarahi Primary

TBC

Reporoa College

TBC

  [PDF, 41 KB]

Bay of Plenty

 
Te Kura Mana Māori o Whangaparāoa Friday, 13 November 2020
John Paul College Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Tongariro School Term 4, 2020
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Taupō
June, 2021
Katikati College 2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Tauranga

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)
2021
Tauranga Girls' College 2021
Papamoa College  2021
Whakatane High School 2021
Rotorua Boys' High School  2021
Rotorua Girls' High School  2021
Aquinas College 2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Tauranga 
2021
Tauranga Boys' College  2021
Te Puke High School 2021
Te Wharekura o Ngāti Rongomai 2021
Forestry Industry Contractors Association 
Youth Training and Engagement Programme 
Otorohanga District
2021
Forestry Industry Contractors Association 
Youth Training and Engagement Programme
Greerton, Western Bay of Plenty
2021
Tarawera High School 2021
Priority One
Māori Steam Discovery Tours 
Tauranga
TBC
Priority One
Maori Steam Discovery Tours
Western Bay of Plenty
TBC
Priority One
Maori Steam Discovery Tours
Rotorua
TBC
Priority One
Māori Steam Discovery Tours
Taupō
TBC
Priority One 
Maori Steam Discovery Tours 
Kawerau
TBC
Priority One 
Maori Steam Discovery Tours 
Ōpōtiki
TBC
Priority One
Maori Steam Discovery Tours 
Whakatane
TBC
Edgecumbe College  TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Bay of Plenty
TBC
Masterlink
Trade Tour 
Tauranga
TBC
Mount Maunganui College  TBC
Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events  
Rotorua
TBC
Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Tauranga
TBC
Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out 
Bay of Plenty
TBC
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Huiarau TBC

 (external link)

Hawke’s Bay | Tairāwhiti 

Central Hawke's Bay College Thurs, 17 September, 2020
Flaxmere College Fri, 18 September 2020 
Turanganui a Kiwa Activity Centre  Term 3, 2020
Gisborne Boys' High School  Term 3, 2020
Tamatea High School  Term 3, 2020
Te Aute College  Term 4, 2020
Tolaga Bay Area School  Term 4, 2020 
Taradale High School  Sat, 20 March 2021 
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Tuai
June, 2021
Napier Girls' High School 2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events
Napier 
2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events
Gisborne
2021
William Colenso College TBC
Wairoa College TBC
Hastings Christian School TBC
Lytton High School TBC

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Gisborne

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Hawke's Bay
TBC
New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Events
Gisborne
TBC
NZ MAC ITO
Big Day Out
Hawke's Bay
TBC 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets
Hawke's Bay

TBC
Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out
Hawke's Bay
TBC
Campion College  TBC 
Gisborne Girls' High  TBC
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiu o Ngati Porou  TBC 
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti TBC 

 

Taranaki | Whanganui | Manawatū

Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out
Manawatu/Whanganui
Tues, 17 November 2020
Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out
Taranaki
Thurs, 19 November 2020
Spotswood College Term 1, 2021
Talent Central Charitable Trust
Where is my Job Zone at Sort it?  
Palmerston North
May, 2021
Talent Central Charitable Trust
Industry Presentations & Site Visits
Palmerston North
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Stratford
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
New Plymouth
June, 2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Taranaki
2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Taranaki
2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events
New Plymouth
2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events
Palmerston North 
2021
Stratford High School 2021
Sacred Heart Girls' College New Plymouth 2021
Inglewood High School 2021
Fielding Kāhui Ako 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 

TBC
Palmerston North Boys' High School TBC 
Talent Central Charitable Trust
Industry Presentations & Site Visits
Palmerston North
TBC 
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tupoho TBC
Talent Central Charitable Trust
Industry Presentations & Site Visits
Palmerston North
TBC
Kaitoke School TBC
New Plymouth Girls' High School TBC 
Taranaki Diocesan TBC 

Talent Central Charitable Trust
AgriQuest
Palmerston North - Online Event 

TBC 
Waiopehu College TBC 

Talent Central Charitiable Trust
Where is my Job Zone at Sort It? 
Palmerston North

TBC

Taranaki Futures
Stratford Event
Stratford

TBC 
New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Events
New Plymouth
TBC
New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Events
Palmerston North
TBC

Talent Central Charitable Trust
Industry Presentations & Site Visits
Palmerston North

TBC 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets
Manawatu

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets
Taranaki

TBC
Patea Area School TBC 

 

Wellington 

Hutt Valley Chamber
Online Vocational Careers Showcase Expo
Hutt Valley

12-16 October, 2020

REAP Wairarapa 
Quick Fire Connections 
Wairarapa

Tues, 20 October 2020

REAP Wairarapa 
Year 10 Taster Day
Wairarapa

Fri, 13 November 2020

REAP Wairarapa 
Year 10 Taster Day
Wairarapa

Fri, 20 November 2020
Te Kāhui Kura o Wairarapa Term 4, 2020
Makoura College Term 4, 2020
Chanel College Term 4, 2020
Lakeview Primary Term 4, 2020
Masterton Intermediate  Term 4, 2020

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Hutt Valley

February, 2021

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Wairarapa 

Term 1, 2021 
Aotea College  2021
St Mary's College  2021
Wellington Girls' College 2021
Wellington College 2021
Northland School 2021
Karori Normal School 2021
Kelburn Normal School  2021
Brooklyn Primary School  2021

Career Force
Youth Day Events
Wellington

2021
Naenae College TBC 
Paraparaumu College  TBC
Bishop Viard College TBC
Avalon Intermediate TBC 
Hutt Valley Chamber
STEM Principals Day Industry Safari
Hutt Valley
TBC

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Porirua

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

TBC

Hutt Valley Chamber
MoE Speed Meet: Lower Hutt 
Hutt Valley

TBC
St Catherine's College TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Doors open: 5:30 pm
Boulcott Farm, Wellington
If you would like to attend, please contact events@bcito.org.nz

TBC

REAP Wairarapa 
Industry Big Day Out 
Wairarapa

TBC

Kuranui College

TBC
Wellington East Girls' College TBC 
REAP Wairarapa 
Future Me Events
Wairarapa
TBC

REAP Wairarapa 
Year 10 Taster Day
Wairarapa

TBC
Porirua College TBC
Mana College  TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Kapiti Coast

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Wairarapa

TBC

  [PDF, 52 KB]

Nelson | Marlborough| West Coast 

Tapawera Area School Fri, 16 October 2020
Kāhui Ako ki Mohua - Golden Bay High School Sun, 15 November 2020
New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Marlborough
March, 2021
Rai Valley Area School Term 1, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with Hi Vis Events
Nelson
June, 2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Nelson
2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
West Coast
2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Blenheim

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

TBC

West Coast Trades Academy
Coasters Trades Inspo - Speed Meets
Hokitika, Greymouth & Nelson

TBC
Nayland College TBC
Marlborough Girls’ College TBC
Marlborough Boys’ College TBC
Queen Charlotte College TBC
Nelson College TBC
Nelson College for Girls TBC
Garin College TBC
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia te Matangi TBC

Tai Poutini Polytechnic
West Port Pathways Roadshow
West Port 

TBC

Tai Poutini Polytechnic 
Greymouth Pathways Roadshow
Greymouth 

TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Nelson
TBC
Greymouth High School TBC
Westland High School TBC 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Blenheim

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Nelson

TBC

Whenua Iti Outdoors 
Vocational Pathway Expeditions
Motueka

TBC

  [PDF, 50 KB]

Canterbury and Chatham Islands  

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Christchurch
April, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Christchurch
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Twizel/Benmore
June, 2021
Marian College 2021
Hornby High School  2021 
Timaru Girls' High School 2021
Timaru Boys' High School  2021
Geraldine High School  2021
Opihi College 2021
Mountainview High School  2021
Craighead Diocesan School  2021
Waimate High School  2021
Rangiora High School  2021
Cashmere High School  2021
Ellesmere College  2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Christchurch
2021
South Canterbury Catholic Kahui Ako TBC
St Joseph's, Timaru TBC
Sacred Heart Timaru TBC
St Joseph's, Temuka TBC
St Joseph's, Pleasant Point TBC
Avonside Girls' High School TBC

Middleton Grange

TBC

Ara Institute of Canterbury
Whai Wheako Ki Ara
Christchurch & Timaru

TBC

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Christchurch

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

 TBC

Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Girls Rock Trades
Christchurch & Timaru

TBC

Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Industry Sector Day: Tourism & Hospitality 
Christchurch
TBC
Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Whai wheako Ki Ara
Christchurch
TBC
Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Pasifika Rise 
Christchurch
TBC
Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Girls Rock Trades 
Christchurch
TBC
Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Industry Sector Day - Tourism & Hospitality Events
Christchurch
TBC
Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Pasifika Rise
Christchurch
TBC
Ara Institute of Canterbury 
Girls Rock Trades 
Christchurch
TBC
Shirley Boys' High School TBC

Selwyn District Council
District Events
Selwyn

TBC

Ashburton College 

TBC
Cheviot Area School TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Canterbury
TBC
Catholic Cathedral College TBC
Villa Maria College TBC
Hillview Christian School TBC
Aidanfield Christian School TBC
Emmanuel School TBC
Christchurch Adventist School TBC
Haeata Community Campus TBC
Roncalli College  TBC
Amuri Area School TBC
Kaiapoi High School TBC
Leithfield School TBC
Oxford Area School TBC
Te Matauru School TBC
Tuahiwi School TBC
West Eyreton School  TBC
Rangiora New Life School TBC
Masterlink
Trade Tours
Christchurch
TBC 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Timaru

TBC
Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out
Canterbury
TBC
Hurunui College TBC
Cheviot Area School TBC
Christchurch Girls' High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora TBC
Mount Hutt College TBC

  [PDF, 51 KB]

Otago | Southland 

Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out
Southland
Thurs, 26 November 2020
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with Hi Vis Events
Clyde, Central Otago
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Invercargill
June, 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Manapouri/Fiordland
June, 2021
Fiordland College 2021
Bayfield High School 2021
Kaikorai Valley College 2021
St Hilda's Collegiate School 2021
Logan Park High School 2021
Te Wharekura O Arowhenua 
In collaboration with Great South: Southland Regional Development Agency 
Southland
2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Dunedin
2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Invercargill
2021
Otago Girls' High School  TBC

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Dunedin

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)

TBC
Hedgehope School TBC 
Waiau Area School TBC
Lawrence Area School TBC
Waitaki Boys' High School  TBC
Waitaki Girls' High School TBC
Otago Boys' High School TBC
Waitaki Ara Kāhui Ako  TBC
Oamaru Intermediate TBC
Southland Boys' High School TBC
James Hargest College  TBC
Verdon College  TBC
Dunstan High School  TBC
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti  TBC
Te Kura Whakapūmau TBC
TTKM o Te Whānau Tahi  TBC
TKKM o Tura Te Matangi TBC
Blue Mountain College  TBC
Tapanui Primary School TBC
Heriot Primary School  TBC
Waikaka Primary School  TBC
Waikoikoi Primary School TBC
Roxburgh Area School  TBC
South Otago High School TBC
Tokomariro High School  TBC
Manitoto Area School  TBC
St. Kevin's College  TBC
Central Southland College  TBC
Menzies College  TBC
Aurora College  TBC
Gore High School TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Otago
TBC
Great South: Southland Regional Development Agency 
Inner-city Construction Careers Day and Tours 
Invercargill *
TBC
Southland Girls' High School TBC 

Masterlink
Trade Tours
Dunedin

TBC 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Dunedin

TBC

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Invercargill

TBC

 *These events are not directly funded by the Ministry, however, they are a great opportunity to connect schools, employers and communities.
Three events across the Taranaki region to educate youth, their whanau, and the broader community on the employment landscape in Taranaki. Additionally the event wishes to place an emphasis on the opportunities to get involved in these sectors.

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