Recently nine epic rangatahi from Ngāruawāhia High School who are a part of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato Career Navigator programme went to see their local government office in Ngāruawāhia with the aim to share with them to potential job opportunities as well as give them a chance to network within their community.
They were welcomed by friendly faces who were keen to share their knowledge with these future leaders. The students got to see the awesome mahi that is done in these government offices and learn about the wide variety of employment the council has to offer.
During the one on one talks with the council team members they learned about different job opportunities and gave them time to work on their communication skills in a professional work environment. Sitting in the debate chamber inspired these ambitious rangatahi to realise their potential by aiming high before they finished school.
One of the students, April, said: “it was nice seeing the council and how it operates and getting to know about the different jobs. “Also, how they made their way and worked for their jobs that they have now.”
Another student Myah said” “Going to the council everyone was super friendly and wonderful. All suggested some great connections they had if we wanted to look into something more for our future careers.”
Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato is extremely proud of these rangatahi for going out of their comfort zone with the intention of equipping themselves with the skills and knowledge needed to jump into the workforce, ready to go.