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Picture crop6 10 Jul 2020 Smart Waikato’s endorseMe® goes nationwide A Smart Waikato-developed digital work readiness tool is available to schools and youth services providers throughout New Zealand thanks to a new partnership.Smart Waikato and Auck... Read more Phones3 08 May 2020 Message from the CE Kia ora friends and whaanau,Today I thought I’d share an innovative and heartwarming outcome of the lockdown. Maddie, our youngest employee (through MSD’s Mana in Mahi programme) h... Read more CSC 0079 16 Mar 2020 Significant funding boost for school-employer partnerships A significant impact funding injection from Trust Waikato for Smart Waikato’s award-winning Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) ensures thousands more young people throug... Read more Collage 2 04 Mar 2020 Fanning the flame of youth employment in South Waikato 96 new youth workplace opportunities pledged!More than 120 local employers, educators and youth-employment transition stakeholders filled the South Waikato Sport and Events Centre ... Read more 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