Youth to Work Awards

Youth to Work Awards

Nominations are now being sought for the 2017 South Taranaki Youth to Work Awards, a project of the South Taranaki Mayors Taskforce for Jobs.

Event organiser, South Taranaki District Council’s Community Development Advisor Ella Borrows, says this is the fifth 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 community, business and families to celebrate the positive things our young people are achieving and doing”.

“We want to hear about people aged between 16-24 who are achieving their potential and beyond, in the workplace 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 these are (click here for a copy of the category details and eligibility):

  • Employer Award
  • Education, Training and Work Experience Providers Award
  • Learning to Employment Award
  • Young Achievers Awards
    • Aged 16-19 years
    • Aged 20-24 years
  • Te Pae Tawhiti Award

The closing dates for nominations are: EXTENDED DEADLINE

5 pm, Friday 15 September 2017

The celebration evening will be held at TSB Hub on Wednesday 1 November from 5.30pm for a 6pm 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 (PKW, Silver Fern Farms, FEATS, Obertech Group, Brendan Attrill Agriculture Ltd, our four Taranaki iwi (Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui, Te Korowai o Ngaaruahine, Te Kaahui o Rauru and Te Kahui o Taranaki) and Fonterra as category sponsors,” Ella said.

Outward Bound will once again be offering 21 day scholarships to the winners of the Young Achievers, Learning to Employment and Te Pae Tawhiti Awards.

To find out more, check out the links at the right hand side of this page, or pick up a form from your local Library Plus centre or the Contact Centre at the Council Office on Albion Street.Contact Ella Borrows on 0800 111 323 or email if you have any further enquiries.

Thanks to:


And our Event Sponsor: