Success stories

Read about the young people who have taken up opportunities with the help of Youth Connections.

Torianna Cash - Manurewa

Torianna found a job she gets excited about and provides her with learning opportunities. It all started with JobFest15.

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Mareta William - Ōtara-Papatoetoe

Within a week of attending JobFest15 Mareta was starting work for La Bonne Cuisine in East Tamaki.

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Avi Kumar - Manurewa

Avi grabbed the opportunity to sell himself at JobFest15. His eagerness landed him a role with Youi Insurance.

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Tekura Sadaraka - Albert-Eden

Showing her passion and aptitude for the hospitality industry, Tekura now works with the renowned Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

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Diana Murray - Henderson-Massey

Diana attended a workshop with Careers NZ to help young people create and critique their CVs, which helped her secure a follow-up interview for a job while at JobFest15.

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William Timoti - Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

Youth Connections has provided William with the tools and support systems to improve his chances of finding employment.

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Leilani Kaihe-Bennett

Leilani worked with Anakere Marino as part of Youth Connections, and says it really prepared her for employment.

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Fonotaga Opetaia

After completing training at the Best Pacific Institute of Education, Fonotaga worked with the Youth Connections team to help him connect with Vodafone in his local area.

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Sonia Nerheny - Kaipātiki

Sonia's tireless networking and follow-up ensured a large group of young people from Kaipātiki made it to JobFest15.

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