Register Now! Aotearoa Youth Employability Conference 2022 Uniting for Change.

By Jay Phillips | Posted: Monday May 16, 2022

Youth Employment Success & Firebrand in collaboration with YEA will be hosting the Aotearoa Youth Employability Conference 2022 Uniting for Change.

When: Thursday 26th May, 9am – 4pm
Where: Dunedin regional hub - YES Dunedin
View our hub details here: https://yea.org.nz/regional-hubs#Dunedin
Tickets: $10 - $30 book here
Spaces are limited, so book your tickets NOW!

This is a hybrid event with awesome guest speakers dialling in from across the motu. The main conference content will be conducted online via Zoom, but we also have Regional Hubs set up across the country for those who wish to share the conference experience in person. These hubs are being kindly hosted by our Whānau across the country for us to connect, inspire share ideas and network in person over some fun and food.

Check out our speakers here.

The conference is a celebration and proudly shares Aotearoa knowledge, recognising our unique history and cultural heritage in a globalised world, and the part this plays in our sense of place and identity as a nation. At a time of radical uncertainty, disruption, and escalating divides in our country this conference is a timely offering.

The pandemic has been brutal but instructive, creating an intensity of socio-economic heat not experienced in decades. Uniting for Change aims to reflect this need for change with speakers sharing short, sharply relevant, and engaging insights, provoking discussion and debate.

Within this space, we will share the learnings of the last three years by those working with rangatahi across Aotearoa. Showcasing examples of outcomes achieved by sectors galvanising together and celebrating initiatives that have been unequivocal in addressing equity and listening to rangatahi voices.

Through creating spaces for attendees to talk, learn, share and have fun our regional conference hubs/participation parties will ensure everyone can join in. A key takeaway is the hope that attendees leave feeling positive for the year ahead, strongly connected to the sector and have their kete topped up with ideas and initiatives to engage with new tools and resources.

YEA’s mission is to map, unite and support the growth and success of youth employability initiatives around our country. We are here to serve the sector and to advocate for the changes needed to ensure the employability system is joined up, sufficiently resourced and the development and wellbeing of all those serving rangatahi is given priority.

Aotearoa must embrace and support the skills and talents of our rangatahi, as each and everyone deserves to take part in our community and workforce. It is critical to prosperity, wellbeing and equity for all.

If you work in or have a key interest in the employability, education or community sectors, are a policy maker, philanthropic or businessperson wanting to understand this area better, or are a rangatahi interested in a career within this sector, you’ll want to ensure you attend Uniting for Change.

We are excited to provide a platform that contributes to the above discussions and will continue to contribute to meeting the needs of our young people who are set to secure the future of Aotearoa.

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