We believe that access to professional, expert career development support is a social justice issue. Through our Give4Good programme we can provide support to individuals who are not able to afford professional career services. We offer this through sponsorship and partially funded initiatives, supplemented by our own time and goodwill.
Sharing our mahi
Sharing what we know and do with others is an important part of how we approach our work. Here are some of the ways we have found to share:
Providing freely accessible resources on our website. These resources include tip sheets, articles and short video interviews on important career-related topics.
Being actively involved as volunteers in our career associations – Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) and Careers and Transition in Education (CATE), as well as the AI Forum NZ , National Council of Women (NCW), and the DIA Office of Ethnic Communities ‘Women to Women’ initiative.
Collaborating with Mark Gillard and the NZ Careers Expo group in 2019 to deliver much-needed career seminars for both parents and students. From our wide network we also brought on board other career experts and like-minded colleagues who graciously volunteered their time and expertise for this initiative.
Presenting our innovative business model at the 2019 CDANZ Conference to inspire other practitioners to adopt a for-profit social enterprise approach to practice. Our parting gifts for participants were seeds of love cards and an intention question:
“If you could do one thing to make a difference to your community, what would it be?”
Our latest initiative is a response to Covid-19, which has and will continue to impact the lives and employment of many New Zealanders, and especially those most vulnerable.
Through partial funding and sponsorship, Project RefraME provides immediate and ready access to professional and practical career support, guidance and tools to help individuals confidently navigate their current situation and any future change they might experience.