Boost for Golden Bay's Youth Sector

  • 12 April 2023

See originial article, page 10, via: The Guardian online

Free youth work training available in Golden Bay! Golden Bay's youth sector is about to receive a boost with a training programme designed to help youth workers and youth volunteers attain an entry-level qualification in youth work.

The fundamentals of Youth Work Programme supports participants as they work towards an NZQA Level 3, 44 credit Certificate in Youth work. This qualification is targeted at new or potential entrants into the youth work sector, including those currently working (paid or voluntary) with youth who would benefit from recognition of their skills in the workplace. 

Participants will develop skills and competencies to enable them to support young people in a manner which is culturally and ethically safe.This qualification provides a pathway for entry into careers in the youth-development sector. 

An interactive training programme has been developed and will be delivered by a team of experienced youth and community workers, who are affiliated with the Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective. 

The main part of this training will be delivered in Kotinga Hall during the Easter school holidays 17-21 April from 9.00am to 5pm. 

After the training week, participants will have four months of putting their learning into practice in their workplace, or where dthey volunteer. Ongoing mentoring and support will be provided along with opportunities to participate in shared learning initiatives. 

This training programme is free thanks to funding from the Department of Internal Affairs, Rata Foundation, Tasman District Council, Network Tasman Trust and support from Golden Bay Work Centre Trust. 

Spaces are limited, register your interest with Paul McConachie on 03 923 2349.

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