Education to Employment

Learn about Education to Employment, which promotes vocational learning for young people through face-to-face events and online engagements.

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Inform

  • Students
  • Employers
  • Teachers and Kaiako
  • Community Partners
  • Principals Tumuaki
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

Young people, schools, employers and communities can learn about employer engagement events.

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 

Northland College Tues, 11 May 2021 
Career Force
Youth Day Events
Whangarei 
Tues, 11 May 2021
Career Force 
Youth Day Events 
Kaitaia
Thurs, 13 May 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Keikeri 

Tues, 18 May 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Whangarei

Wed, 19 May 2021
Kerikeri High School Wed, 26 May 2021

Work Ready NZ Limited
Kaitaia Aspiration Day 
Kaipara

Fri, 28 May 2021

Work Ready NZ Limited
Teachers Only Day
Whangarei

Fri, 4 June 2021
Kaitaia Intermediate Tues, 10 June 2021
Bay Of Islands College Term 1, 2021
Opononi Area School Term 1, 2021
Kaitaia College Term 2, 2021
Peria School 2021
Te Kāpehu Whetū 2021
Tauraroa Area School 2021
He Matariki School  2021
New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Northland
2021 

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Whangarei

2021 
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Event
Tai Tokerau
2021

  [PDF, 45 KB]

Auckland

Waiuku College Thurs, 25 March 2021
Whangaparaoa College Mon 5 - Fri 9, April 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events 
Central Auckland

Tues, 8 April 2021 
Te Papapa School April, 2021
Sancta Maria College April, 2021

CreateOps
Maori N Tech Event
Auckland

April, 2021

Onehunga High School

Tues, 11 May 2021
Selwyn College Tues 11 - Wed 12, May 2021 
Orewa College Tues, 25 May 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
South Auckland 

Tues, 30 May 2021 
Auckland Girls' Grammar School Wed, 9 June 2021
Manurewa High 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
Albany Senior High School Term 1, 2021 
Ormiston Junior College Term 1, 2021
Mahurangi College Term 1, 2021
Southern Cross Campus Term 1, 2021
Edgewater College Term 1, 2021

Te Kura Ākonga o Manurewa

Term 1, 2021
Avondale College Term 2, 2021
Elim Christian College  Term 2, 2021

New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Event
Manukau

2021

Masterlink
Trade Tours
Auckland

2021

Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Auckland

2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Auckland

2021

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Manukau

2021
Kaipara College  2021
Waiheke High School 2021
Lynfield College 2021
Rosehill College 2021
Green Bay High School 2021
Epsom Girls Grammar School 2021
Botany Downs Secondary College 2021
Marcellin College 2021
Tamaki College 2021
Pt England School 2021
Panmure Bridge 2021
Glen Innes Primary  2021
Ruapotaka Primary  2021
Tamaki Primary  2021
Mangere College 2021
Westlake Girls High School 2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Auckland
2021
Glenavon School 2021
Kelston Boys' High School 2021
Kelston Girls' College 2021

Manukau Jobs and Skills Hubs
Central Interceptor Project
Auckland

2021

NZ MAC ITO
Big Day Out
Auckland

2021

  [PDF, 51 KB]

 

Waikato 

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

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Hamilton

Tues, 13 April 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Coromandel

Thurs, 15 April 2021
Career Force 
Youth Day Events 
Hamilton
Tues, 28 May 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 
Paeroa College  Term 1, 2021 
Otorohanga College Term 2, 2021
Rototuna High Schools 2021
Thames High School  Term 1, 2021
Sacred Heart Girls' College  2021
Melville High School  2021
Te Aroha College Term 1, 2021 
Fraser High School 2021
Te Aroha Kahui Ako  Term 1, 2021 
Tokoroa High School 1 June, 2021
St John's College  2021
Morrinsville College 2021
Forest View High School 2021
New Zealand Security Association 
Security Career Events
Hamilton
2021
Fairfield College 2021
Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School 2021
Hillcrest High School 2021
Waikato Engineering Careers Association 
Career Expeditions 
Claudelands Event Centre
2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Hamilton

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)
2021

Waikato Engineering Careers Association 
Careers Pathway Expeditions 
South Waikato

2021

Te Kōpuku High 

2021

Hamilton Boys' High School

1 June, 2021 

Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Waikato

2021

Mercury Bay Area School

28 June, 2021 

Waihi College 

2021

Te Kauwhata College

2021

Masterlink
Trade Tours
Hamilton

2021

Waihi College

2021

Huntly College

2021

Kopuarahi Primary

2021

Reporoa College

2021

  [PDF, 41 KB]

Bay of Plenty

 
Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events  
Rotorua
Wed, 12 May 2021
Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Tauranga
Tues, 18 May 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events
Taupō
June, 2021
Katikati College 3 March, 2021 

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Tauranga

Registration: www.mito.nz/bustours(external link)
2021
Tauranga Girls' College 2021
Papamoa College  2021
Whakatane High School 12 May, 2021 
Rotorua Boys' High School  2021
Rotorua Girls' High School  2021
Aquinas College 2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Tauranga 
2021
Tauranga Boys' College  15 March, 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 25 March, 2021 
Priority One
Māori Steam Discovery Tours 
Tauranga
2021
Priority One
Maori Steam Discovery Tours
Western Bay of Plenty
2021
Priority One
Maori Steam Discovery Tours
Rotorua
2021
Priority One
Māori Steam Discovery Tours
Taupō
2021
Priority One 
Maori Steam Discovery Tours 
Kawerau
2021
Priority One 
Maori Steam Discovery Tours 
Ōpōtiki
2021
Priority One
Maori Steam Discovery Tours 
Whakatane
2021
Edgecumbe College  2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Bay of Plenty
2021
Masterlink
Trade Tour 
Tauranga
2021
Mount Maunganui College  2021
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Huiarau 2021

 (external link)

Hawke’s Bay | Tairāwhiti 

Career Force
Youth Day Events
Gisborne
Tues, 18 May 2021
Taradale High School  Sat, 20 March 2021 
Career Force
Youth Day Events
Napier 
Tues, 25 May 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with HI Vis Events 
Tuai
June, 2021
Napier Girls' High School 4 June, 2021 
William Colenso College 2021
Wairoa College 2021
Hastings Christian School 2021
Lytton High School 2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Gisborne

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

2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Hawke's Bay
2021
New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Events
Gisborne
2021
NZ MAC ITO
Big Day Out
Hawke's Bay
2021

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

2021
Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA)
Teachers Day Out
Hawke's Bay
2021
Campion College  1 April, 2021 
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiu o Ngati Porou  2021
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti 2021

 

Taranaki | Whanganui | Manawatū

Palmerston North Boys' High School Wed, 17 March 2021

Taranaki Futures
Stratford Event
Stratford

March, 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 

New Plymouth 

Thurs, 13 May 2021 
Career Force
Youth Day Events
New Plymouth
Thurs, 27 May 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
Spotswood College Term 1, 2021
Inglewood High School Term 2, 2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Taranaki
2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Taranaki
2021
Stratford High School 2021
Sacred Heart Girls' College New Plymouth 2021
Fielding Kāhui Ako 2021
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tupoho 2021
Kaitoke School 2021
New Plymouth Girls' High School 2021
Taranaki Diocesan 2021
Waiopehu College 2021 
New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Events
New Plymouth
2021
New Zealand Security Association
Security Careers Events
Palmerston North
2021

 

Wellington 

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Hutt Valley

February, 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Wairarapa

Wed, 14 April 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Porirua 

Thurs, 15 April 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets 
Wellington 

Tues, 16 May 2021

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Wairarapa 

25-26 March, 2021 
Aotea College  2021
St Mary's College  2021
Wellington Girls' College 2021
Wellington College 2021
St Bernard's College  25-26 May, 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 2021
Paraparaumu College  2021
Bishop Viard College 4 March, 2021 
Avalon Intermediate 2021
Hutt Valley Chamber
STEM Principals Day Industry Safari
Hutt Valley
2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Porirua

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

2021

Hutt Valley Chamber
MoE Speed Meet: Lower Hutt 
Hutt Valley

2021
St Catherine's College 2021

REAP Wairarapa 
Industry Big Day Out 
Wairarapa

2021

Kuranui College

2021
Wellington East Girls' College 2021
REAP Wairarapa 
Future Me Events
Wairarapa
2021

REAP Wairarapa 
Year 10 Taster Day
Wairarapa

2021
Porirua College 2021
Mana College  2021
Wainuiomata High School  29 June, 2021 

  [PDF, 52 KB]

Nelson | Marlborough| West Coast 

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Marlborough
March, 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Nelson

Tues, 18 May 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Blenheim

Thurs, 20 May 2021
Connexis Industry Training Organisation 
Girls with Hi Vis Events
Nelson
June, 2021
Rai Valley Area School Term 1, 2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Nelson
Fri, 4 June 2021

MITO 
Bus Tours 
Blenheim

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

2021

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

2021
Nayland College 2021
Marlborough Girls’ College 2021
Marlborough Boys’ College 2021
Queen Charlotte College 2021
Nelson College 2021
Nelson College for Girls 2021
Garin College 2021
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia te Matangi 2021

Tai Poutini Polytechnic
West Port Pathways Roadshow
West Port 

2021

Tai Poutini Polytechnic 
Greymouth Pathways Roadshow
Greymouth 

2021
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Nelson
2021
Greymouth High School 2021
Westland High School 2021

Whenua Iti Outdoors 
Vocational Pathway Expeditions
Motueka

2021

  [PDF, 50 KB]

Canterbury and Chatham Islands  

New Zealand Security Association
Security Career Events
Christchurch
April, 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Christchurch 

Wed, 12 May 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Timaru

Tues, 25 May 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
Christchurch Girls' High School  1 March, 2021 
Marian College 21 May, 2021 
Hornby High School  2021 
Timaru Girls' High School 1 May, 2021 
Rangiora High School  2021
Cashmere High School  2021
Ellesmere College  2021
Career Force
Youth Day Events 
Christchurch
2021
South Canterbury Catholic Kahui Ako 15 March, 2021 
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 

4 May, 2021 
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
Roncalli College  TBC
Rangiora High School  19 May, 2021 
Masterlink
Trade Tours
Christchurch
TBC 
Hurunui College TBC
Christchurch Girls' High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora TBC
Mount Hutt College TBC
Papanui High School  15 March, 2021 and 24 June, 2021 

  [PDF, 51 KB]

Otago | Southland 

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Invercargill

Tues, 13 April 2021

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Trade Secrets Events
Dunedin

Wed, 24 May 2021
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
Central Southland College  TBC
Aurora College  TBC
Gore High School TBC
Industry Training Organisation Consortium
Speed Meet Events
Otago
TBC
Southland Girls' High School TBC 

Masterlink
Trade Tours
Dunedin

TBC 

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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