Career Navigator Community is an intensive programme tailored specifically to 16-25-year olds in the region who are not currently in work or training.

The programme pairs our young people with high-calibre business mentors, and provides an intensive programme of workshops, mentoring, and support – with the aim of helping them find a meaningful job pathway. The mentors will also support those who secure work during their early days of transitioning to the workplace, heightening their chances of success in their new roles.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

  • Anybody aged 16-25 years old
  • Living in Marlborough
  • Who has found themselves out of work – and who is motivated to transition into employment or training.

Career Navigator Community provides a great opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills and prepare effectively for the world of work. Rangatahi will also make new connections, gain insights from industry representatives and have valuable learning experiences that they can add to their CV. 

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

The Career Navigator Community programme is made up of three main components:

  • Industry/work-ready support 
  • Individual support 
  • Extended job seeking/transition support 

Career Navigator Community can support our young people to:

  • Develop soft skills for work readiness
  • Develop a knowledge of workplace expectations
  • Create networks and connections through exposure to industry
  • Increase confidence and ability to seek employment
  • Develop a ‘Career Action Plan’ and a ‘Career Portfolio’

Career Navigator Community Components, Marlborough 2021

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE COURSE?

To be considered for the programme will mean:

  • Committing to the full programme (8 week intensive programme plus 8 weeks of “job club”) 
  • Participating in 10-12 hours of facilitated learning each week which includes:
  1. Meeting with the Career Navigator Coordinator weekly 
  2. Creating an individualised ‘Career Action Plan’ and completing a ‘Career Portfolio’
  3. Working with a Career Navigator Community Mentor
  4. Participating in experiential soft skill workshops, industry visits and guest speaker presentations
  5. Working with others on the programme to plan and implement a community project in Marlborough
  • Being an active participant in the “Job Club” 
  • Working towards the ‘Career Action Plan’ we develop together

HOW DO I REGISTER MY INTEREST?

We’re keen to hear from you if you are: 

  • a 16-25 year old, living in Marlborough and not currently in work or training (or know someone in this position)
  • interested to know more about getting involved as a mentor or workplace 
  • looking to hire a young person for your business or organisation

We’d love to hear from you!

Or for more details please contact:

Rachel Rodger – Programme Coordinator

Career Navigator Community, Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough.

021 826 526 or rachel.rodger@dinglefoundation.org.nz

Acknowledgements

The Career Navigator Community programme is funded by TEAM and Marlborough District Council, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment .

We are incredibly grateful for their support!