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2017 11 07 11.33.40 2 20 Mar 2019 Aspirations of Māori students boosted by Waikato initiative Experiencing subject learning in a workplace context is having “positive and profound” effect on secondary school students throughout Waikato, with impact even more significant for... Read more 14 Feb 2019 Tertiary training overhaul bodes well for Waikato Waikato is well placed to benefit from a proposed vocational education system overhaul, says Mary Jensen, CEO of Smart Waikato Trust, education-to-employment leaders.All 16 New Zea... Read more Patrick Roskam 2018 Winner 02 Nov 2018 Spice of success for young inventor Caption: Wintec's Anne Morrison presents the Wintec Company of the Year Award to Patrick Roskam, of Matamata College.A Waikato secondary school student and serial entrepreneur who ... Read more By Colin McDiarmid CBM8986 19 Oct 2018 Smart Waikato wins big at the 2018 Economic Development NZ Conference Smart Waikato's Linda Nelson Caie and Mary Jensen, centre, with New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Regional Economic Development Parliamentary Under-secretary Fletcher Tabuteau, l... Read more IMG 9715 18 Oct 2018 Enterprising students vying for top prize at Waikato YES awards  More than 200 enterprising Waikato secondary school students are vying for success at the Waikato Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Annual Awards this month.Year 12 and 13 students fr... Read more 14 Sep 2018 Free Job Board promotes work opportunities for Waikato Youth The new FutureForce® Job Board from Smart Waikato Trust, provides an easy to use digital platform whereby employers post an opportunity which is presented to suitable young people ... Read more 29 Aug 2018 Smart Waikato finalist in New Zealand awards Smart Waikato’s Secondary School Employer Partnerships have been named finalists in the Economic New Zealand MBIE Excellence Awards for 2018.SSEP, a region-wide collaboration betwe... Read more IMG 4910 02 Aug 2018 Waikato school – employer partnerships impact thousands Smart Waikato’s Secondary School Employer Partnerships are having significant impact on thousands of students in the region, boosting their intention to stay at school, interest in... Read more IMG 5045 02 Jul 2018 Students aspirations skyrocket thanks to SSEPs New SSEP results show secondary school student aspiration, interest and retention all increase significantly with participation in the Smart Waikato initiative.PERCENTAGE OF YEAR 9... Read more IMG 4885 13 Jun 2018 Rangatahi visit SW headquarters A trio of fantastic Waikato-Tainui rangatahi visited Smart Waikato headquarters today, with their mentor Richard Brown, as part of the tribe's Te Rau Tutu Mentoring and Work Placem... Read more