Download Informationa nd application form: 2013 Youth Guarantee Information and Application Form (PDF 462KBs updated 20/12/12)
Youth Guarantee is a government initiative to support 16- and 17-year-olds to participate in education or training to get them where they want to be. Through the scheme, the government pays for the first year of tertiary fees for these students who enrol at Waiariki.
Waiariki highly supports this initiative which seeks to increase skills in our community’s youth. Begun in 2011, the scheme has already helped almost 70 students gain higher education and skills they can use to pathway into further study.
The goal of Youth Guarantee is that all young people will achieve NCEA Level 2 which is the minimum qualification needed for success in today’s world. Reaching NCEA Level 2 means graduates will have the foundation skills and competencies to further their pathway.
For this reason, places under this scheme exist in specifically tailored foundation qualifications which cover general literacy and numeracy skills in addition to ‘tasters’ in various trades.
Success in these foundation learning qualifications will help better prepare students for future success at higher levels of study and help inform decisions around vocational interests.
Youth Guarantee students receive extra learning support to improve their literacy and numeracy, individualised learning and career planning advice and support, and participate in national level testing.
Waiariki is keen to see these students transition easily into their studies, have a positive tertiary experience, and successfully gain training and education that will lead to a better life.
The number of Youth Guarantee places Waiariki can provide in 2013 is limited.
The Youth Guarantee website contains helpful information and guidance and can be found at http://youthguarantee.net.nz
Youth Guarantee information updated 4/9/12
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