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Youth Employability

About YEP and employability skills

The nationally-endorsed Employability Skills Framework was launched in 2017. COMET Auckland was a member of the group that drew it up, along with government and business.

YEP: Licence to Work contributed to the national Framework and has also adapted to align with it. The nine skills used in YEP in 2015 and 2016 have been reduced to seven. There have also been some changes in the behavioural descriptors.  

The Employment Skills Framework provides a layered structure indicating what kind of employability programmes are recommended and how they interrelate and work together with the rest of the education curriculum. 

The Framework is a first step - defining clear, high standards which will be achieved by all students. The curriculum is then aligned to the standards and students are assessed against them.