Youth to Work Awards

Youth to Work Awards

Update - Excellence deserves Recognition

Youth to Work Award nomination period extended

Get your thinking caps on – the nomination period 2019 Youth to Work Awards has been extended!

Event organiser Ella Borrows says the Youth to Work Awards is important for recognising and celebrating the great achievements of South Taranaki youth and the employers, work experience and education providers who support them.

“This bi-ennial event is the highlight of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs calendar and usually attracts around 40-50 nominees,” says event organiser Ella Borrows. “With numbers down, we have decided to extend the nomination period one further week to allow time for people to get their nominations in.”

Youth nominees need to be 16-24 years old and live or work in South Taranaki. There are also two awards for employers or education, training or work experience providers too.

“We know there are some high quality people in school, training or work and we encourage you to support them by putting in a nomination this week.”

The nomination period closes on Monday 24 June at 9am.

Click here to download the category details, eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines

Click here to fill out the nomination form online

Click here to fill in Te Pae Tawhiti - Iwi Affiliation form online (must accompany any nomination for the Te Pae Tawhiti Award)

Click here to download the nomination form (PDF)

Click here to download the Te Pae Tawhiti - Iwi Affiliation form (PDF)

Nominations sought for Youth to Work Awards

Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 South Taranaki Youth to Work Awards, a project of the South Taranaki Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs.

Event organiser, South Taranaki District Council’s Community Development Advisor Ella Borrows, says this is the sixth year of the awards and nominations are encouraged from across the employment, education and training provider sectors.“Nominating (or being nominated) is easy, and is a chance for our communities, business and families to celebrate the positive things our young people are achieving and doing”.

We want to hear about people aged 16-24 who are achieving their potential and beyond, in the workplace, education or training environment,” says Ella.“We also want to celebrate businesses, education and training providers who are providing a supportive environment and opportunities for our young people to thrive right here in South Taranaki”.

There are five categories this year and they are:

  • Employer Award
  • Education, Training and Work Experience Providers Award
  • Learning to Employment Award
  • Te Pae Tawhiti Award (for people aged between 14-24)
  • Young Achiever’s Award
    • Aged 16-19 years, and
    • Aged 20-24 years.

The closing date for nominations is:

  • Hard copy – 5 pm, Friday 14 June 2019 at the South Taranaki District Council Office, Albion Street in Hawera or at any South Taranaki LibraryPlus;
  • Online – by midnight, Sunday 16 June 2019 (link below)

The celebration evening will be held at TSB Hub on Thursday 29 August 2019 from 5.30 pm for a 6 pm start.

“We are extremely grateful to WITT, our event sponsor and enthusiastic supporter of our MTFJ events.Community events like these can’t take place without the support of many and along with WITT, we have Parininihi Ki Waitotara, Silver Fern Farms, Feats, Obertech Group, Farm Source Taranaki, Brendan Agriculture Ltd, and our four Taranaki iwi (Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui, Te Korowai o Ngaruahine, Te Kaahui o Rauru and Te Kahui o Taranaki) Ella said.

Outward Bound has once again supported MTFJ by providing 21-day scholarships for each winner of the two Young Achievers, Learning to Employment and Te Pae Tawhiti Awards.

See below for more information and to make your online nominations.

Contact Ella Borrows on 0800 111 323 or email if you have any further enquiries.

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