Pae Aronui

Pae Aronui - Employment, Training and Mentoring.
Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga, ka ngaro te Iwi.
Without a vision, the people will be lost. – (Kiingi Tawhiao)

Pae Aronui is a youth employment programme aimed at improving education, training and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori aged 15 to 24 years who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or are at risk of becoming NEET.

Pae Aronui and You

VisionWest invite you to be part of the Pae Aronui Employment, Training and Mentoring Programme.

Our very experienced Kaitauhere team are trained to support, nurture and guide you to set career goals and personal vision, and identify barriers and challenges to tautoko you towards achieving those goals.

Because every person is different, we design a unique support structure that fits your needs and career plans and we commit ourselves to journeying with you as you achieve those plans.

You will receive:
  • Career planning advice.
  • Help with CV writing.
  • Training in modern interview and recruitment techniques.
  • One-on-one mentoring and follow-up support for 12 months after achieving employment.
  • Employment and training pathway support.
  • Wraparound support provided by other VisionWest services.
  • Ongoing support once you start employment and/or training.
  • Industry specific certificates and licences required for the job.
  • Driver licencing.
  • Key Outcomes

    Through Pae Aronui we are aiming to enable you to achieve specific educational and employment outcomes which include:


    • Re-engaging in qualification-based learning.
    • Attaining credits/qualifications, or
    • Taking meaningful and measurable steps towards re-engaging in learning or attaining qualifications.



    • Attaining relevant pre-employment credits and or qualifications,
    • Attaining stable employment (for at least 6 months),
    • Attaining in-work credits and qualifications, and or
    • Acquiring relevant pre-employment skills.
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    Applicants need to be:
    • Living within the Waitakere region.
    • Aged between 15 and 24 years.
    • Māori heritage (whakapapa).
    • To find out more, or to discuss if Pae Aronui is suitable for you:

      Phone: 022 012 0019

      Or email: paearonui@visionwest.org.nz

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