Smart NZ has developed a range of practical, effective and innovative initiatives to:

Empower youth through real education to employment pathways.



FutureForce® Action Network (FAN)

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FutureForce® Action Network (FAN) is a Smart NZ initiative reducing youth unemployment by creating awareness of the problem and encouraging employers to offer more work experience, jobs, apprenticeships, internships and cadetships to young people.

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Secondary School Employer Partnerships

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Smart NZ’s Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) connect young people, educators and employers, generating transformative results for communities.

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FutureForce® Multimedia

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FutureForce® Multimedia - including careers resources, video and social media - gives youth, their parents and teachers real, impartial and practical information on careers in their region.

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Smart Transitions

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Smart Transitions partners with employers to connect them with secondary school students via their Gateway and careers teachers. 

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