When it comes to improving employment opportunities, no person or organisation can be relevant in isolation; it takes collaboration, networking and engagement. The Port Employment Precinct values the vision, support and mahi of numerous community champions to achieve our goals.

Here are just some of these champions:

Te Pūwaha - Whanganui's Port Revitalisation

Te Pūwaha refers to the gateway, or river mouth. It is also the name of the Whanganui port revitalisation project. Te Pūwaha is a partnership involving Whanganui Iwi and five other groups invested in the project: Whanganui District Council, Horizons Regional Council, Q-West Boat Builders, Whanganui District Employment Training Trust and central government. ... website

Whanganui District Employment Training Trust (WDETT)

A charitable trust, WDETT govern the Port Employment Precinct. Established in 2010 to advance local industry training and employment, WDETT's board has representatives from business, local government, education, economic development, and iwi.

Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit

Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit was established in 2018 within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to enhance economic development opportunities in New Zealand. The PDU administers a $26.75 million Government investment announced for the redevelopment of Whanganui Port in July 2020, which includes $1.5 million of funding for the Port Employment Precinct programme. Visit the Grow Regions website to find out more. ... website

100% SWEET

Facilitating a work-ready programme, the 'Work Ready Passport', 100% SWEET provides career and pathway support to secondary school students within their existing curriculum and timetable. Relationships with secondary education providers and partnerships with tertiary educators, PTE's, local and central government agencies and the business community underpins this initiative's success.

Whanganui & Partners

Whanganui & Partners' mission is to lead and drive richness and opportunity through business, education, and lifestyle. Whanganui & Partners work to promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest. Activities include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

Training and Education Providers

Whanganui has an extensive network of quality tertiary, community and private training and education providers. Each offers our jobseekers and workforce pathways to advance career opportunities.

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The sure-thing boat never gets far from the shore."

Dale Carnegie