The Kapiti Chamber is a key partner in Youth Pathways to Employment.

Since inception, the key principles behind this project have been developed to include:

  • Local solutions for local issues
  • Employment is the ultimate goal for all young people
  • Stocktake of community resources
  • Transitional support and pastoral care for school leavers
  • Post-secondary training (education) focus on work readiness and skills that employers recognise and value
  • Support for employers of youth and young employees
  • The Community values our young people and celebrate their achievements

Over time there has been significant progress to-date on this project, including:

  • Stakeholder forums held with Dale Williams – Mayor of Otorohanga
  • Youth Pathways to Employment steering and networking groups
  • Business stocktakes
  • Business forum for respondents to the survey
  • Youth Employment Action group set-up
  • STEM group set-up (Science, Technology and Engineering & Maths)
  • Careers for the Future Expo held at the Clean Technology and Innovation Hub
  • UCOL running Level 2 & 4 courses at the Clean Technology and Innovation Hub 

Download the Business Stock-take Report


An action plan for 2014/15 has been developed for the project, including:

  • Linking with Economic Development
  • Working with key stakeholders, promoting networking and collaboration between educators, business/employers and young people in Kapiti
  • Identifying the gaps in services
  • Developing Youth Employment Broker role complimenting work of existing services
  • Developing a central information hub for businesses with jobs for young people and young people wanting employment
  • Developing a mentoring programme
  • Developing links with Nga Kakano project around employment
  • Linking with Youth Action Plan


Check out this Youtube clip of the recent Careers for the Future Expo