Rotorua Careers Expo exposes youth to more options

By Mere McLean
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

According to the Ministry of Youth Development, young Māori aged 15 to 24 are more likely to be unemployed than any other ethnic group in New Zealand but in the Waiariki region, there's a push to see more youth succeed.

Te Amorewa Duff says, “There's not a lot for youth out there in the world, so I've come here today to see what options are available.”

The Rotorua Careers Expo will see over 1000 youth in the Rotorua region enter its doors.

Tipene James says, “The reason why we should look at these events is because they can open your mind to the education opportunities available out there.”

According to Selwyn Insley, the key to its success is the youth themselves.

Selwyn Insley says, “In terms jobs, and there are a lot of people applying for the same job, the better your skill sets and say what your CV looks like, the better your qualifications, your attitude and abilities.”

The careers expo is currently being held at the Rotorua Energy Events centre and ends tomorrow.

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