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Flooring 11 Feb 2020 Work experience life changing for South Waikato teen From the outside, South Waikato teenager D’rcy Ruru was a young man with a lack of direction.Shy, struggling at school and living with Nan in Putaruru, the young man seemed disenga... Read more Maddie and Penny 10 Feb 2020 Welcoming fresh faces to the team Smart Waikato is pleased to introduce two fresh faces on the team for 2020. Penny Bunting (right), who has interned with the trust since 2017, is the new Co-ordinator of the Lion F... Read more Julian and Deb 16 Dec 2019 Nau mai, haere mai: New Chair and Trustee Award-winning Smart Waikato has appointed a new Chair and Trustee, both keen to contribute to the trust's impact in the region.Ngaati Makirangi and Waikato iwi descendent Julian Wi... Read more 2019 collage 16 Dec 2019 2019 Thank you message Meri Kirihimete me te Tau Hou hari!A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved in Smart Waikato's work this year - you have helped impact thousands of Waikato secondary... Read more Jenny Shattock Isaac Boss Mary Jensen 07 Nov 2019 Free service ‘shot in the arm’ for youth employment, business capability CAPTION: South Waikato Mayor Jenny Shattock, Smart Waikato Education and Employment Manager for Southern Waikato Isaac Boss and Smart Waikato chief executive Mary Jensen.Smart Waik... Read more New appointments Oct 2019 22 Oct 2019 New talent for Board and Team Smart Waikato Trust is welcoming a quartet of fresh faces as it grows services geared at connecting schools with business and reducing regional youth unemployment.Donovan Clarke ha... Read more Hamilton 09 Oct 2019 'Keep our souls alive': Message to Hamilton City Council By Smart Waikato Chief Executive Mary JensenLook out, go upLet’s not be insular, but understand where Hamilton fits in a regional, national and global context.  Hamilton is the “ca... Read more Norm and Shirley 04 Sep 2019 Tikanga Māori edge to youth employability in Waikato A nationally-recognised professional development programme for youth work facilitators has been given a Te Ao Māori edge thanks to Smart Waikato and COMET.The two organisations hav... Read more linesco5 03 Sep 2019 Latest SSEP schools announced Smart Waikato Trust today announced the latest schools to benefit from its award-winning secondary school employer partnership initiative, bringing total number of schools involved... Read more Graham Boswells Foster Construction HGHS workplace visit 14 Aug 2019 Thousands of Waikato youth to benefit from PGF funding injection A significant Government funding injection for Smart Waikato’s award-winning Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) will benefit thousands more young people throughout the r... Read more