Smart Waikato is a charitable trust formed in 2009. We partner with business, education, government, iwi and community to deliver a range of impactful initiatives that better support rangatahi with education and employment opportunities.

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Who We Are

Our Story

Our Supporters

Our Team

Our Board

Our Impact


 students worked with since SSEP began in 2015


of donated time per year from our SSEP employers


FutureForce® Careers Hub users

15 year

milestone celebrated in 2024


employers worked with over all our initiatives

Social reach

100,000s Facebook and Instagram reach

1000’s of post engagements


Winner: 2018 Economic Development NZ ‘Excellence Award’ for Best Practice in Collaboration for SSEP

Finalist: 2023 Economic Development NZ Excellence Award for Best Practice Inclusive Development and Wellbeing for Career Hauora

Our Sustainable Development Goals

Our Supporters

Many thanks to our major sponsors and supporters