CONNECT15 Challenging gender stereotypes

CONNECT15 Challenging gender stereotypes

Friday, April 24, 2015

CONNECT15’s major sponsors are keen to challenge gender stereotypes at the inaugural Southand Central Taranaki Employment and Careers Event which will be held at the TSB Hub in Hawera on 22 and 23 May.

Origin Energy NZ and Fonterra are the event’s major sponsors and they will present the diverse range of occupations they have available in our districts. They also want to emphasise that these job opportunities are equally available for men and women.

The CONNECT15 event provides a bridge between these and other employers, training providers and potential employees. Anne Tippett, Administration Manager from Fonterra says “our employment opportunities can range from environmental specialists to workshop engineers to store clerks and mechanics; we need a broad range of skills in our team here to ensure we are successful.”

The Friday session is aimed at students looking at where their future employment opportunities lie and what they need to get there. Schools from across the districts will be attending.

Saturday is a chance for these same students to bring their supporters back to learn more and an opportunity for anyone else interested in a new job, or career change to attend.

Businesses involved in this event include agricultural/dairy support services, retail,representatives from the many trades that thrive in South and Central Taranaki, along with employment/training opportunities presented through training providers and agencies.

South Taranaki Mayor Ross Dunlop says the Council sees CONNECT 15 as a great opportunity to link local people with local job and training opportunities andis pleased to be able to offer this opportunity through the Mayors Task Force for Jobs initiative.

The CONNECT15 event is being led by the South Taranaki District Council in partnership with the Stratford District Council and with the support of AgriPeople, Feats,Parininihi ki Waitotara, Taranaki Futures, Taratahi and Ki Uta Whanau Careers.

CONNECT15 is free to attend and transport will be available on Saturday from across the districts. Click here to see the Transport Schedule

 CONNECT15 Facebook page.

Contact: Marcia Haigh, Community Development Advisor 0800 111 323

Connect15@stdc.govt.nz