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He Poutama Rangatahi | Youth Employment Pathways

Administered by Provincial Development Unit | Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

This initiative aims to enable higher living standards and improved social outcomes in our regional communities. He Poutama Rangatahi is a cross-agency initiative aimed at rangatahi (the younger generation) who are most at risk of long-term unemployment and who may need extra individualised and ongoing support to connect to training and employment.

The fund is open for applications now.

Sustained employment makes a real difference in the lives of rangatahi who aren’t currently earning or learning. It sets them on a path of long-term employment which will deliver benefits for entire communities. 

Through supporting local businesses and organisations, this initiative helps deliver sustained employment outcomes. HPR also supports employers who need specialised employment support matched to the needs of rangatahi.

For more information, email HPR@msd.govt.nz


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  • Education
  • Training

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Support Types

  • Advice / Support
  • Grants