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Preparing youth for employment and transitioning them into the workplace

Encounter Mahi successfully prepares youth aged 16-20 years old who've struggled with academics, for employment. We support the young people into further training, leadership development, strengths coaching, gaining the right qualifications, CV creation, driver licensing, work experience and employment opportunities to transition them into a suitable workplace. 

Our vision is for our marginalised rangatahi to encounter their true potential as they all become a contributing part of their community and society. Encounter Mahi is a vital part of the Arotika ki te Kaupapa track in developing an optimistic outlook and hope-filled future into their lives. We support  youth to learn to be resilient and push through the challenges and bounce back when facing difficult situations in an adult world. 

Encounter Mahi focuses on;

  • Enabling young people to thrive in their community through building connections for future opportunities. 
  • Transitioning our young people into adulthood through empowering them with the necessary skills for the workplace
  • Valuing the mahi young people do and educating them about the impacts that this has on the community and wider society

Please contact us on info@youthencounter or 07 218 2113 for more information regarding these services or complete our online referral form HERE.


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