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Overview of KCFT Steps to Success Programme

An explanation of the Skill Modules that make up the KCFT Steps to Success Programme.

It is a 6 month programme, with the following modules:

  • Resilience Module (month 1 - 4)
  • Work Experience Module (month 5 - 6)
  • After month 6 going forward, we provide a support service to assist in maintaining employment
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Months 1 – 4 Resilience Module

Rangatahi (in partnership with their whānau and any relevant service providers) embark on a journey of self-discovery with their KCFT Steps to Success staff member.  Whilst on this programme, youth develop their own ‘Who Am I’ portfolio, building resilience and confidence within themselves.

Rangatahi will build their own personalized visual Curriculum Vitae (CV) and receive tailored support as they navigate through the process of job seeking alongside KCFT Steps to Success (i.e.: Cover Letters, Interview Skills).

The Steps to Success Programme has dedicated counsellors and personal trainers available, who rangatahi will be invited to work with during the ongoing sessions.

The Steps to Success Programme also has a selection of workshops which rangatahi will attend, including the following:

  • Site Visits x2
  • Driver's License
  • Mechanical Awareness
  • Self-Awareness/Leadership
  • Money Management
  • Weaving
  • Nutrition

Months 5 – 6 Work Experience Module

Once rangatahi find an employment industry of interest, KCFT Steps to Success will job match them with an appropriate employer in that industry, and support them through the on-boarding process (job interviews, documentation etc.).

Rangatahi will be placed with employers who have partnered with KCFT Steps to Success. These employers work with the needs and development of rangatahi, to ensure a streamlined transition, while rangatahi work up to a 40 hour week/fulltime work.

During this period, rangatahi will have the opportunity to explore what working in that industry is like and will receive ongoing support from KCFT Steps to Success, to navigate any hurdles which may arise as rangatahi transition into the workplace environment.

This wraparound support is inclusive of the employer, rangatahi and their whānau.  Rangatahi are still able to access the counsellor and personal training sessions during this time.

After month 6 going forward – Pastoral Care Module

Once rangatahi commence paid employment, they will transition onto the Pastoral Care Module.

This is youth-led support, like they receive in the Work Experience Module, and is centred on the on-going career development of the rangatahi as they create a firm foundation within their new workplace.

This wraparound support is inclusive of the employer, rangatahi and their whānau.  Rangatahi are still able to access the counsellor and personal training sessions during this time.

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For further information, or to enrol, please contact Sonia Nerheny, Steps to Success Team Lead

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