What We Do
Increased Youth Employment
Reduced regional skills shortages
Employers and educators work in partnership
Secondary School Employer Partnerships
Schools’ are describing SSEP as creating “transformational change” in the way they are approaching learning. To date, SSEP has:
“SSEP has exposed students to opportunities they might not otherwise have seen. More importantly, it has given them the confidence to see themselves in an industry setting. They now have different career ambitions and have been exposed to careers they never knew existed. We are meeting with local employers this week to help us develop our term two learning modules. SSEP enables teachers to deliver curriculum in the context of local industry and expose the students to real career opportunities.”
– Sharon Moller, Deputy Principal, Huntly College
of teacher respondents said SSEP changed the way they planned curriculum.
of employer respondents said they would consider doing SSEP in an additional school.
of teacher respondents said that the real-life context offered by employers supported their professional development.
of employer respondents had had no previous contact with the school they partnered with.
Young people profiled
Young people, parents, teachers and employers interacted with via social media
“FutureForce® magazine has been widely used at Morrinsville College since its inception. All students have received a free copy and a number of these have been read and discussed at home. In Learning Hubs, students receive the magazine and it has helped many of them do research for their career units. The magazine has also been made available to parents at Parent-Teacher Interview nights, Senior Careers interviews at the beginning of the year and the Year 11 NCEA information evening. In class, a number of subject areas have used the magazine to highlight areas of interest to their students – one example is the Agriculture classes that have used the magazine to highlight the career areas open to students who study Agriculture. Science and Maths teachers have also used this in a similar way. In Gateway and Transition classes, the magazines have been used to help research a range of careers when doing the Career Options unit as well as utilising the useful CV and Career Planning sections in the magazines – real life stories of young people around the Waikato are quite inspirational, especially when students recognise an ex-student from their school!”
– Jane Thomas (Career and Transition Educators National President & Senior Leader Pathways Morrinsville College)