Kick Start to Work Program

April 20, 2021

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Kick Start to Work Program

Pūniu River Care & Ministry of Social Development

Pūniu River Care (PRC) has aligned with The Ministry for Social Development to implement a pre-employment training service which is designed to up-skill 10 participants to the minimum entry level that industry and employers require.

The delivery style of the pre-employment training must acknowledge and consider the situation of each participant and use an approach that is appropriate, individualised and delivered in a manner sensitive to the participants needs. The service will be delivered in an environment that is positive and that encourages achievement.

The service is expected to be delivered for a minimum of 30 hours per week for the duration of the programme.

This service is to include but is not limited to:

  • Developing skills training for participants that meet employer requirements
  • Assessing the skills, qualities, abilities and potential of each participant
  • Providing participants with specific skills to gain employment and to sustain employment in the industry specified in this agreement
  • Linking training to NZQA Unit Standards wherever practicable
  • Provide “on the Job” training as and when required
  • Specific industry training in ecological restoration

The programme is underway with 6 cadets currently taking part in the training programme.