From the Fast Track to full time employment

Tasked with supporting local people to upskill and obtain employment in local jobs, the Port Employment Precinct (PEP) is seeing success, thanks to their Fast Track programme.The PEP was established when the Whanganui District Employment Training Trust (WDETT) secured a $1.5 million grant from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) in 2020, as administered by Kānoa – Regional Economic and Development and Investment Unit, to contribute to resolving skill and labour gaps in the region. The funding was provided through Te Ara Mahi, a programme which aims to address long-term barriers to employment and provide pathways to education and skills training.

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Getting on the Fast Track with the Port Employment Precinct – a case study

Simon Peeti and Mau Pakai completed the Fast Track pilot Programme earlier this year. They share their experiences, highlighting the impact it has had on them, and the opportunities it has provided for their career pathways.

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Pilot Pre Trade Programme the right fit for local rangatahi

A group of motivated young rangatahi recently completed the first half of the Port Employment Precinct’s (PEP) Pre-Trade Programme, visiting Q-West Boat Builders and observing their team in action first-hand.

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Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs

A long-time Whanganui local, Rose Stokes is focused on achieving the outcomes of the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs project (MTFJ).

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Whanganui Connection Links Youth to Whanganui Businesses

“It’s about youth being work-ready, and industry being youth-ready.” - Ron Armstrong

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First Chief Executive In Place for Whanganui Training Trust

“We are the career hub. We’re a bridge to employment - that’s what we do.” - Sally Ross

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Te Pūwaha wins Best Practice Collaboration at EDNZ Awards

Te Pūwaha, Whanganui’s port revitalisation project, was awarded the top prize in the Best Practice Collaboration category at the Economic Development NZ Awards.

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Training Facilitator Focuses on Future

“We want Whanganui people to be a highly trained population - that’s the end game.” - Kristine Dickson

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Business activator bridges people and port

The Whanganui District Employment Training Trust (WDETT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Port Employment Precinct Business Activator, Seletar Taputoro.

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