Our Partnerships with Polytechnics and Universities
Considerable progress has also been made with our tertiary partnerships.
We now have or are finalising Tertiary Partnerships with Victoria University, Ara (Christchurch Polytechnic), Canterbury University and Wintech Hamilton. Discussions are also underway with Otago University and some of the Auckland-based tertiary institutions.
With our Victoria University partnership, in 2017-18 we worked with 30 final year disabled students associated with Disability Support Services:
- 14 were placed into paid work, 4 placed into volunteer roles (Internships) and 3 placed into paid roles that didn’t meet our MSD contract criteria.
- Their roles included Data Analyst, Policy Advisor, Intern Game Developer, Graphic Designer, Intern Landscape Architect, Legal Intern, Arts Editor, Barista, Researcher, Intern Developer, Digital Help Desk Technician.
The aim of our Tertiary Service is to create a pathway into employment for disabled tertiary students, with employers who are already employing the jobseekers we work with.