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YES - A Celebration of 2 Years success!

Rosaleen Ward

Since 2016, an estimated 5,460 young people have engaged with Youth Employment Success in Dunedin.

We recently celebrated two years of Youth Employment Success in Dunedin. Where has that time gone.

Since 2016, an estimated 5,460 young people have engaged with Youth Employment Success in Dunedin. We now have 74 youth friendly employers, providing over 800 employment-based opportunities to young people of all shapes and sizes. While we can’t take all the credit, we’re thrilled to see that since the implementation of Youth Employment Success, the number of 18-24 yr olds in Dunedin in receipt of a benefit has decreased by 14.5% - WHOOP WHOOP!

We had a fantastic turn out to our end of programme year event at the Otago Polytechnic Hub in June, showcasing, celebrating and rewarding the efforts of our incredible YES employers. Special shout out to our guest speakers, Heidi Renata of Innov8HQ - Dunedin, MSD Regional Commissioner Jason Tibble, Domi Angelo-Laloli from Otago Access Radio and Gareth Evans of Farra Engineering, for sharing their own stories and their ongoing support for the youth in Otago. 

If you know a youth that would benefit from positive interaction with a Dunedin employer, or if you're an employer wanting to get involved and make a difference, check out the Youth Employment Success website