The Talent and Employers project has been announced as the recipient of over $800,000 of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund.
A key area where the Horowhenua has lagged behind national progress has been in the generation of new job opportunities. The district – like many others – has been plagued by persistent out-migration, difficulty in establishing sustainable career paths, and offering its school leavers (along with those who would employ them) any comprehensive strategy for developing the labour force.
Drawing on a number of resources and with some assistance at the conceptual level, the Trust has:
The initiative, named Get-Go, ensures our people realise their potential and our businesses are able to secure the talent they need to grow and prosper. By educating, upskilling, and connecting our people with our employers, and ensuring we partner with the right enterprise to ensure they have the skills they need - this initiative has untold positive effects on our community.
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