What We Do

In 2020 the Marlborough District Council facilitated Smart and connected Skills and Labour group, in conjunction with the Marlborough Chamber of Commercewere successful in their application to establish the Education to Employment Brokerage Service in Marlborough. 

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) lead education-to-employment brokerage service is tasked with building strong relationships with businesses and schools and act as a liaison between schools and employers in their region. 

We facilitate contextualised learning for students and introduce them to a wide range of careers.

Our Education to Employment programme brings a wide selection of Employers / Business’s from a range of industry sectors and interconnects them with school pupils and their providers.

Our Aim

The central aim of this service is to ensure that vocational education is seen as a relevant and viable option for students and:  

Who We Are

As the Education to Employment Vocational Broker Chris Shaw will be building relationships with staff and students at schools; industry and training organisations; iwi and hapū, employers/business community, and youth services in the region.   

Already we have seen a number of additional vocational events and programs at schools and in the community.  As this role fully develops expect to see a range of further interactions between schools and industry in our region.