passoportWe are delighted with the progress made on the Youth Employability Passport over the last few months. Workchoice have completed the final elements of the passport including: the competency framework, user guides, skills assessment matrix and the passport itself; “The Licence to Work”.

For the next stage in this process, the passport has been placed in the care of Careers New Zealand which is developing a professional development programme for teachers and youth workers so they understand how to use this passport.

We expect the trial for the Youth Employability Passport to begin in mid-April in several Auckland schools and a youth organisation.  This trial process will involve monthly reviews to improve the workability of the passport before it is rolled out throughout Auckland, and ultimately the rest of New Zealand. Other schools from around the country are already showing interest and wanting to be involved with this programme.

Supporting young people into work and further educational training is a core focus of our strategic plan. For more information on the project, please contact Shirley Johnson, COMET Auckland Skills Manager at

For the full March 2015 newsletter, please click here.


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