Otago Polytechnic is a proud leader in hands-on, career-focused education. The mission of Otago Polytechnic is to build the capabilities of individuals, organisations and communities and help them to realise their potential. As part of Youth Employment Success, the Otago Polytechnic are offering all forms of learning opportunities to Dunedin youth.
If you'd like to take advantage of any of the opportunities seen below, please contact Otago Polytechnic directly.
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Formally teaching youth trade skills via a recognized apprenticeship programme.
This is swiftly showing youth through a local business, introducing them to the industry and showing them how each organisation operates.
A quick, informal meeting focused on checking in on a young person's career and personal development progress.
A Resumé review to see if the content is accurate, error-free, and that experience and training match what employers are looking for.
Jobseekers accompany an experienced worker to see what their daily workday looks like.
Meetings with workers and managers to discuss career expectations and what employers are looking for in a given industry.
This involves upskilling youth to a level consistent with that of the industry standard. May or may not result in a formal qualification.
This is temporary work guided by more experienced workers with an emphasis on learning on the job. This may be in a paid or unpaid capacity.
A formal, career and personal development focused relationship between experienced local workers and youth.
A one-on-one training exercise, structured and conducted in the same manner as a real job interview.
Encouraging youth to attain qualifications by offering on the job training via approved NCEA coursework.
Reversing interviewee and interviewer roles, this gives youth the opportunity to ask questions about a business or industry.
Coming together to discuss how current skills align with a chosen industry and to assess future avenues for training and upskilling.