School leavers or school goers?

Some of dialogue focuses on school leavers as a pipeline to develop and build our workforce. 

We should also design a Mahi Hauora Academy similar to the functions of sports academies and STEMM academies already in place in secondary schooling.

Let's introduce the learn and earn concept in secondary schooling by implementing the level 2 health and wellness programme within the school learning or a NCEA subject.  

Year 11 & 12 students are employable as part time health or allied assistants to assist a strained workforce, but also exposes these students to health career opportunities while working and observing health careers in action. 

Many students already seek part time employment or after school jobs to assist their's and their household income.

The pipeline for all of the these initiatives starts from a young age and at school when decisions about careers usually commence.

School subjects are already shaped towards careers, but are their subjects which focuses specifically on health careers. 

Growing and developing our workforce can be propagated in our schools within our own communities. 

Why the contribution is important

This is developing and building the capability and capacity of the workforce at the earliest possible opportunity.

by SteveYork on November 18, 2022 at 12:56PM

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  • Posted by PaulRigby November 21, 2022 at 15:20

    It's coming to light that the current media narratives are painting health in a very poor light to our potential future workforce. This initiative would help turn that around.
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