youth connections JofFest Feb 15

JobsFest15, held last month by Auckland Council and Youth Connections at Manukau MIT campus was a stunning success. Approximately 2000 young people attended the event in order connect with employers with real jobs on offer, and the place was buzzing. Many young people came away with job offers, while are others left on a positive note knowing their references were being checked. Around 130 took part in CV workshops and learnt tips for conducting successful job interviews.

Forty employers were present and all came away wanting another JobFest with more staff on bigger stands. Each employer ended up with candidates for jobs, some having up to 90 CVs to follow up.

The Tindall Foundation co-founder and Trustee, Stephen Tindall spoke alongside Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown.

Said Stephen, “It was great to see so many local businesses committed to employing young people.  Like me, they can see the huge value and potential in supporting young talent in Auckland.”

“Businesses providing work opportunities for our enthusiastic and vibrant young people will have long-lasting economic benefits to the country and will lead to positive, sustainable community outcomes that will help families, communities and our country as a whole, now and in the future.”

See TV3 News coverage – click here – at 21.40 minutes

And an interview on National Radio– click here

The Tindall Foundation is thrilled by the success of JobFest15 and looks forward to more in the future.

Results are still coming through but at this stage, this is what we know: