Nearly 4000 students, teachers, and supportive whanau members attended the 2014 Careers Expo held in Gisborne in March. And Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou were there amongst the 60 exhibitors who came to support rangatahi with their search for potential future vocations.
The two day event attracted schools and training providers from the East Coast and Gisborne region, and the Runanganui site provided the opportunity for rangatahi to learn more about what the organisation does. They were also encouraged to think about how they can help contribute to Ngati Porou development through whatever mahi they decide to do.
The Runanganui site was a collaborative effort between Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and its subsidiaries: Ngati Porou Seafoods Group, Pakihiroa Farms and Ngati Porou Hauora. Representation within the site also included the NZ Police, and many students were interested in putting their names forward for recruitment information. Ngati Porou Seafoods Group provided guidance to young people interested in pursuing pathways in the fisheries industry, and also promoted the science related aspects of this sector.
Ngati Porou Hauora also provided a free health check to attendees of the site, and a young nursing graduate was on hand to talk to rangatahi about her profession. 600 students filled out information surveys at the site, which also put them into a draw for prizes donated by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and 2degrees. To find out the names of the winners please go to back 16 of the April Edition of Nati Link.