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Work Ready Passport

posted 29 May 2018, 22:24 by OC Web   [ updated 29 May 2018, 22:24 ]
The month of May saw Ōtaki College leading the Kāpiti Coast with the first group of students completing the Work Ready Passport for 2018.

The work ready passport helps youth understand what employers are looking for: what aptitudes, attitudes and skills make a potential employee to stand out.

Students who gain the “Work Ready Award” need to provide evidence of being able to work as part of a team, have work experience, be drug free, have a restricted or full drivers licence, understand workplace health and safety applicable to their vocation, be able to manage money and their health, and gain appropriate vocationally aligned qualifications. Students then provide a referee report and have an interview experience with local employers. Employers were so impressed that jobs were offered at the end of the interview process.

This round saw Lance Isaac, Hannah Murphy and Douglas Carkeek awarded with the Work Ready Award. Douglas and Hannah accompanied Deputy Principal, Hamish Wood, to talk to the Kāpiti Rotary group around how the Work Ready Kāpiti workbook has helped them prepared for employment and an interview. The Rotary Group were shown that youth with the Work Ready Award were the gold standard of students ready for employment within the Kāpiti Coast (or further afield).

We are hoping for 20+ students from Ōtaki College to be awarded with the Work Ready Award in 2018. The Work Ready Passport is being promoted, taught or introduced in all Colleges and Kura within the Kāpiti region.