Careers New Zealand runs programmes and workshops to equip teachers, senior school staff, parents, whānau and community organisations with the latest career knowledge, skills and tools to support young people to make informed learning and work choices.

Employability skills for key industries

This free workshop in term one will highlight and discuss employability skills identified by employers in growth industries, such as agribusiness, science, IT, health and engineering to support your students to make successful transitions.

Who will benefit from attending?

Career leaders and staff responsible for student transitions from Primary (Year 7-8), Secondary (Year 9-13) and Tertiary.

On completion of the programme participants will have: 

  • identified and understood the importance of key industries
  • an understanding of employability skills and their relevance in these industries
  • an understanding of the value of exposing learners to the evolving range of employability skills
  • a range of current and new resources and tools to use and share.


Fill out our workshop enquiry form for more information or to register your interest.

Please specify the workshop title 'Employability skills for key industries' in the message box, as well as the date and location you would like to attend.

Dates and locations



  • 29 March 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm – Venue TBC

Central Auckland

  • 6 April 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm – Venue TBC


  • 30 March 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm – Venue TBC


  • 29 March 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm – Venue TBC


  • 30 March 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm – Venue TBC


  • 5 April 2017, 12.30pm-3.30pm – UCOL Whanganui


  • 31 March 2017, 9.30am-1.00pm – Venue TBC

Secondary (Years 9–13)


  • 5 April 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm – Venue TBC


  • 4 April 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm – Level 1, 504 Wairakei Road, Christchurch


  • 12 April 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm – Venue TBC

Leading a whole-school approach to delivering career programmes and services

The programme aims to help schools introduce and implement innovative ways of delivering careers programmes based on latest career thinking and best practice.

It will support school career leaders to move their practice from the more traditional advisory model to one where students advance their thinking and career management skills through connected learning and conversations across the school.

Who will benefit from attending?

Senior staff from all schools with students Year 7–13 who have responsibility for leading careers and supporting school leavers.

On completion of the programme participants will have:

  • a vision for the purpose of careers in their schools
  • identified and planned for systems to build career and employability skills for all students 
  • strategies for pulling together a team to lead the process
  • a career education plan for the implementation of a whole school approach.


Spaces are limited! For more information and to register your interest fill out our workshop enquiry form.

Please specify the workshop title 'Leading a whole-school approach programme’ in the message box.

21st Century Career Learning

We live in a rapidly changing digital environment that demands a tech-educated workforce with a specific set of skills for the 21st century workplace.

In this workshop, we will explore the importance of personal branding for your learners in the digital age and examine what skills are needed for employment. We will discuss the digital platforms and tools young people are using in everyday life.

Following the workshop, discuss with your senior leadership team how to apply the learning outcomes across your school or organisation to support your 21st century learners.

Who will benefit from attending? 

Career leaders and staff responsible for student transitions from Primary (Year 7-8), Secondary (Year 9-13) and Tertiary.


This workshop will be held around the country from 29 May to 23 June, 2017.


Three hours



Learning objectives:

1. Identify what a 21st century learner looks like so you can future-proof your career development programmes and services.
2. Preparing the 21st century career learner - Explore the value of a school or organisation-wide approach and help lead a career development programme.
3. Gain an understanding of how learners can effectively market themselves by building a strong personal brand that gives them an advantage in the future world of work.
4. Increase your understanding of the importance of digital technologies for career learning in the 21st century workplace.


This workshop will be held around the country from 29 May to 23 June, 2017.

Updated 24 Mar 2017