- cadetships (earn while you learn)
- scholarships (direct financial support)
- internships (work experience)
- as well as a range of interactive networking opportunities.
We collaborate with a number of industry stakeholders to enable the delivery of an integrated development programme for rangatahi within the Bay of Plenty.
In partnership with Toi Kai Rawa, we are proud to deliver the Toi Ki Tua internship programme. The kaupapa Māori based programme is about opening doors for Māori tertiary students to step into high-value professional careers across the Bay of Plenty.
- A paid 10-week professional summer internship for Māori tertiary students
- Site tours across key parts of the industry’s eco-system (from R&D to logistics)
- Pastoral and peer support network for both students and their employers
- Kick off wānanga (preparation workshops for students)
- A celebration event at the end of the programme
Intergenerational land ownership coupled with a young population (average age of 24) makes for a huge opportunity for Māori in the land based sectors. Below are some key statistics that further highlight the need to progress these initiatives;
|Category||BOP Total||NZ Total||Māori in BOP||Māori NZs|
|Common Occupational Group||Professionals||Professionals||Labourers||Labourers|
|Qualifications||• 75.5% formal qualification|
• 14.3% bachelor or higher
|• 79.1% formal qualification|
• 20% bachelor or higher
|• 66% formal qualification|
• 9.4% bachelor or higher
|• 66.7% formal qualification
• 10% bachelor or higher