Election 2014 - Party Policies - Youth

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Youth

Youth

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  • Ensure that all schools and early childhood services have policies, practices, and programmes to create a whole school culture that is inclusive and supports the elimination of prejudice, racism, bullying intimidation, and violence.
  • Amend the Local Government Act to require Councils to resource youth councils and employ child and youth advocates.
  • Reintroduce a benefit for unsupported unemployed and sick young people aged 16 and 17.
  • Retain the minimum wage for youth and trainee rates at the adult minimum wage, to remove the possibility of exploiting young workers.
  • Support the introduction of an optional "gap year" doing a range of environmentally and socially constructive projects, to aid young people in their transition between school and further education and employment. (more here)

  • Labour will get every young person under twenty into skills training, education or employment. The centre-piece of this has to be apprenticeships.
  • Instead of paying young people to go on the dole, we should use it to subsidise businesses to take on apprentices.For an employer, especially in a small business, taking on a new trainee apprentice can mean cost and risk. (more here)

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  • We will establish internships, voluntary work and other vocational development including specialised programmes run jointly by employers and schools.
  • Each school-leaver will be mentored by Work Brokers, to enable them to graduate with a plan which prepares them for employment including possible career opportunities and tertiary study options.
  • We will focus on sectors with the biggest skills shortages: healthcare, infrastructure, finance and green energy, recognising that green energy developments will open up jobs that don’t exist now.
  • We will establish youth councils with statutory advisory roles in city and regional councils; and initiate a national summit for rangatahi.
  • We will investigate the establishment of rangatahi rangatira – Māori youth leadership ‘colleges’ to better inform Government policy. (more here)

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