Smart Waikato is a charitable trust formed in 2009. We partner with iwi, business, education and government agencies to deliver a range of practical, effective and innovative initiatives that better support rangatahi transitioning from education to employment.

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Who We Are

What We Do

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


copies of FutureForce® careers resource printed

10 year

milestone was celebrated in 2019


employers worked with over all our initiatives

SSEP won

the 2018 Economic Development NZ ‘Excellence Award’ for Best Practice in Collaboration

Our Sustainable Development Goals

Keen for full time work?

Smart Transitions may be able to help you!

Smart Transitions is a free, Waikato-based programme supporting applicants into full time, entry-level work opportunities with good employers. We are working with a wide range of local employers to develop entry-level work opportunities for people like you.