Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

It’s in our DNA to connect young people with meaningful career opportunities in New Zealand. The Talent RISE team are here to make an impact to the community through mentoring, social, life skills and work experience workshops as well as training and employment opportunities.

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Our kaupapa (purpose) is empowering rangatahi and one way we achieve this is by delivering our RISE Rangatahi strength based program. Once our rangatahi graduate our program we then focus on bridging the gap between unemployment and employment, then our focus moves more towards pastoral care.
Talent RISE deliver an innovative program for NEET rangatahi. To date our focus area has been within the wider Wellington region, our program delivers the following to our rangatahi:

  • Workshops in communication, health and safety and work ethics
  • First aid certification
  • Self/time management
  • Exposure to understanding and being exposed to the workplace Jayda and Pheonix first aid - Copy
  • Overcoming travelling to work and accommodation barriers
  • Financial Literacy with AMP and BNZ
  • Phone and workplace etiquette
  • Health and well-being sessions
  • Te Whare Tapa Wha session’s and discussion
  • Interview and CV prep workshops
  • Networking and building relationships
  • Noho Marae
  • Grooming and work attire with Dress for Success
  • Mentoring, guidance and support
  • Ongoing pastoral care

All of this content is delivered in our corporate environment within the Wellington CBD.  Once each young person has graduated our program we then provide 2 weeks’ worth of work experience in a corporate environment.

Our goal is to empower and educate our rangatahi.  Talent Rise is looking to bridge the gap between employment and unemployment.  Since launching in New Zealand we have supported 8 young people in gaining employment with our clients as well as that we have impacted the lives of approximately 40 young people.  With our future plans to soon expand into Auckland, we plan to impact more young lives in New Zealand.


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