Project Details

This collaborative project will determine effective interventions that foster employability skills and support young learners to pathway into future education, training and/or employment. An evaluation will be undertaken of key influencers on learners being work-ready, including programmes such as the Licence to Work (L2W). A big focus of this project will be how employers can be supported in providing youth-friendly workplaces. 


The aim of this project is to evaluate an existing programme (L2W) that teaches young people soft skills which are recognised as core employability skills, and investigate how other key stakeholders invested in young peoples' learning and employment success can collaborate and build their capabilities to achieve this outcome. 


The qualitative and quantitative methodology of the project includes:

  • focus groups
  • interviews
  • data analysis
  • employer workshop evaluations.


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Peter McNeur

REAP Wairarapa
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Tom Hullena

Project Advisor

Masterton District Council

Shirley Johnson

Project Advisor

COMET Auckland
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Maria McKenzie

REAP Wairarapa
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Kylie Brady

REAP Wairarapa
Lesley Petersen

Dr Lesley Petersen

Petersen Consulting


In progress


$24,480.00 (excl GST)

$24,480.00 REAP Wairarapa

Key Findings

Key Recommendations