Careers New Zealand http://www.careers.govt.nz/ is a Crown entity established under the Education Act 1989, and governed by a board that reports to the Minister of Education
At Careers New Zealand they define a career as being ‘the sequence and variety of work roles – paid and unpaid – that someone has over a lifetime’. Everyone has a career.
Thier role is to improve connections between education and employment, by using their expertise to support organisations and New Zealanders so they are making informed choices about their future employment.
They develop the capability of people in organisations who influence others, using information and tools to provide careers support to their children, learners, clients and staff. Organisations they work with include career professionals, schools and tertiary organisations, community groups, businesses and local government, welfare and support agencies who influence the career choices of others.
Careers New Zealand is focused on developing an effective careers system, one that provides for all people in New Zealand.
They have produced benchmarks which will aid the tertiary education sector to deliver quality career development programmes and services to their students. These benchmarks are a self-review tool to provide tertiary organisations with guidance on what high-quality careers work is about. At the heart of the document is a description of the key career competencies that New Zealanders need for 21st century careers literacy.
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