27 October 2022 at 11:00 am

Connecting careers in Bay of Plenty and Waikato

International students in Bay of Plenty and Waikato can make the most of what the regions have to offer by using Career Connect, a new online pathway platform. 

CareerConnect Homepage

This new online resource hub supports international secondary school students to pursue tertiary education and employment opportunities in the regions.  

Secondary schools can use the tool to showcase the exciting range of opportunities in the students’ backyard. It encourages them to explore, plan, connect and succeed. 

International students staying in the regions bring many benefits, including addressing skill shortages in key industries where skilled workers are in high demand, increased spending and promoting global citizenship and diversity. 

Education Tauranga regional relationship manager Melissa Gillingham says providing a comprehensive international student journey plan is becoming increasingly important. 

“This allows students and their parents to see the opportunities that exist in the regions, from the school sector, into the tertiary sector and through to employment,” she says. 

“Excellent existing relationships across all education sectors within our region allowed us to hit the ground running, creating, delivering and promoting our international student journey plan. We would like to thank all our stakeholders for their support.” 

Education Tauranga partnered with Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao, Te Waka and Rotorua NZ to help bring Career Connect to life. 


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