Motueka Vocational Pathways

Are you a local youth looking for meaningful work?

The Motueka Vocational Pathway (MVP) programme has been established in recognition of the challenges of transitioning into the workforce that face a number of young people. The MVP programme will focus on building participants work-ready skills and will also provide a supported transition into a nominated workplace.

What will the Programme be Like?

The programme will include a mix of learning and activities designed to strengthen participants employability skills, these include: Positive attitude, self-management, thinking skills, communication skills, teamwork, willingness to learn and resilience.

Whenua Iti Outdoors will work with participants and local employers to support a successful transition into work.

OPEN DAY: Friday Oct 16, 9-11am

If this sounds like something that interests you, please contact Amy or Judy at Motueka MSD office: 03 907 0235, or join us for the Open Day to find out more, meet the team & share morning tea. Transport is available from Motueka (8.40am outside the MSD office).

Are you a business in Motueka that can offer work placements?

We are seeking local, community-minded businesses from the Motueka area who are able to provide work placements in November, preferably with future work opportunities for graduates of the programme.

Our goal is for students to devleop their skills through the experience of different working environments across our region. Whenua Iti Outdoors will work closely with you from the outset to establish the best pathways to employment for a graduate of the MVP project for the summer season (and hopefully longer).         

If this sounds like something your business can support, please get in touch to register your interest with us by mid- October. 

Key Components:

  • Health & Wellbeing

Open to:

Ages 18-30, currently receiving support from MSD


4 weeks, Mon - Thurs, 9am - 3pm + 2 weeks workplace mentoring


Day programmes & work placements


Whenua Iti Outdoors / Motueka / Surrounding Areas


Zero cost for MSD clients. Lunch included.


Programme Dates:
Mon 2nd Nov – Thurs 26th Nov
Mentoring Dates:
Mon 30th Nov – Sun 10th Dec





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