News: Award celebrates school-business collaboration


The Chamber of Commerce is keen to hear about Eastern BoP schools and businesses that create learning opportunities and work experiences for students.
They’re promoting a new Business Practice Award sponsored by Toi-EDA. It’s the “LinkUp EBoP - Connecting Rangatahi, Education and the World of Work Award.”
“These business practice awards really celebrate innovation in our communities. They’re easy to enter in, by answering a few questions that are linked on our website” says Ged Casey, CE of the Chamber. “The LinkUp Award will showcase examples of new ways schools and businesses are giving our young people great opportunities to visit, learn about, or experience the world of work.”
“We’re really excited about what we’ll hear and see through the Award applications” says Barbara MacLennan, Toi EDA Workforce Manager. “It’s absolutely essential that our rangatahi and young people learn all about the fantastic industries and work opportunities right here on our doorstep while they’re still at school. Experiences like these are pivotal to moving beyond school into further study or employment”.
“To find out more, jump online to our website or give us a call!” says Ged. ENDS

Further information: For entry information about the LinkUp EBoP Connecting rangatahi education and the world of work Award -

Cindy Lee, LinkUp EBoP Co-ordinator, Toi EDA 0210580565

Barbara MacLennan, Workforce Development Manager, Toi EDA 0274252277