Nominations pour in for youth work awards

Nominations pour in for youth work awards

Thursday, November 14, 2013

South Taranaki has a lot to celebrate about the future for youth employment with 91 nominations having been received for the 2013 Youth to Work Awards. The awards, which are organised by the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), celebrate young achievers and the employers and training providers who are helping them on the pathway to employment. 

South Taranaki Mayor Ross Dunlop who chairs the MTFJ project is very pleased with the high level of interest shown in the Awards.

“The Youth to Work Awards nominations are rich with stories of those who are prepared to go the extra mile to make the future a better place for our young people,” he says.

“I was particularly impressed with the number of business owners who go out of their way to support their young workers. The story of a young woman who has turned her life around because she chose to leave behind the family history of unemployment was really moving,” said Mayor Ross. 

The Award winners will be announced at the Youth to Work Celebration at the TSB Hub on November 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Young achiever nominees who are present at the awards will have a chance of winning spot prizes.

The South Taranaki Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs has a vision that all young people under 25 years be engaged in appropriate education, training, work or other positive activities.  

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