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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 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