Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) in Kaikōura

The Kaikōura District Council are committed to creating opportunities for sustainabe employment for 50 people who are not in employment, education, or training (NEETS) and/or have been displaced from their employment under COVID-19 through the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Programme. This programme is led by our Mayor, Craig Mackle, and is delivered in collaboration with Te Hā o Mātauranga.

Sustainable employment outcomes are the target through the Community Recovery ProgrammeAll employment outcomes will be monitored, including casual, part-time, or permanent.

This initiative is to provide Council with funding for:

  1. Funding assistance directly for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to support with recruitment, training, wage subsidy support for at risk youth or initiatives that will enable employment (supporting SMEs with transport costs, for example, including transport suitable for physical distancing).
  2. Finding sustainable employment for Youth (aged 16 - 24) and those whose employment has been affected by COVID-19.
  3. In Kaikōura we have employed a Local Coordinator; Sean Madden and a Driving Coordinator; Renee Wood.
  4. Outward Bound has partnered with MTFJ to provide Outward Bound scholarships valued at $3,600 for selected New Zealand youth connected to MTFJ. Click here for more information.


Trades Academy

A new trades training initiative has started in Kaikōura that will see students from Kaikōura High School gain building and carpentry skills while still continuing with their study. With building activity in Kaikōura planned to be on the increase, this initiative will see sought after industry skills being taught that will increase the young peoples' chance of employment. This initiative has commenced this term and is being supported by Kaikōura Mayor Craig Mackle and his Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs team from Te Hā o Mātauranga.

The aim of the course is to give our youth some ready to work skills and practical building skills. Lately we have been meeting builders and their apprentices to talk about their experiences transitioning from school into the workplace and the builders' expectations of their apprentices. During Term 1 the group concentrated on health & safety required in the construction industry such as first aid, site safety and working at heights. Term 2 will see the team starting to construct sleep outs.

All participants have been allocated full PPE such as boots, gloves and a starter pack tool kit to assist in their journey.


Local MTFJ Coordinator

Sean Madden - 027 372 2248, email or drop into 14 Ludstone Road and talk to one of our friendly team members at Te Hā o Mātauranga, Learning in Kaikōura.

Sean is connecting businesses and those seeking work in the Kaikōura district, and assisting with their training needs.

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