Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ)
MTFJ is a Government funded programme connecting local businesses with youth and those displaced by COVID-19, creating sustainable employment opportunities for both parties. 23 Rural Districts were eligible in 2020 to apply for funding. At The Hurunui we were successful in our first year and have been awarded funding to continue to a second year.
Mayor Marie Black said the MTFJ programme is one of the most exciting things to happen within our community. “To partner with our community and be able to build trust between the programme, the businesses and the youth has been invaluable… it’s about knitting our young people with our community and creating these relationships.”
MTFJ can provide mentoring and pastoral support to enable young people to enter the local workforce via community projects, working bees, 1-1 support, workshops, help with driver licensing and getting work ready.
We look to build relationships with local business in order to create a stronger local workforce. There is funding readily available to those businesses wanting to employ via the programme. Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.
More information about the MTFJ can be found at https://www.mayorstaskforceforjobs.co.nz/
Read about some of our success stories:
- A great match through MTFJ - Dean
- Trust in the Taskforce - Taylor
- E-Cycle of work - Blair
- A successful solution - Toby and Ross
- A magic start to the workforce - Sarah
- Keen on Canter Valley - Robin
- Grounded Success - Lexi
- Topp Contracting providing top opportunities - Quentin
- Making the most of magic moss - Jeffrey
- Different direction, same passion - Stevie