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

12,000+

 students worked with since SSEP began in 2015

$280,000

of donated time per year from our SSEP employers

200,000+

FutureForce® Careers Hub users

15 year

milestone celebrated in 2024

1,200+

employers worked with over all our initiatives

Awards

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