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Youth Employability

Who is behind YEP?

The Youth Employability Programme was developed by COMET Auckland and its partner organisations, including Cognition Education, for use in Auckland schools and youth service organisations. 

It is governed by a steering group, chaired by COMET Auckland, comprised of partners from different sectors:

Business  – Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern, Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA), Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited (ATEED), SkyCity Auckland Ltd;

Local government - ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited)

Central government – Ministry of Education, Te Puni Kōkiri, CareersNZ, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Ministry of Social Development

Recruitment companies and the Career Development Association of NZ