Andrew Graham talking to Josh Williams. PHOTO/SALLY HEMING

Sally Heming

Parents of Wairarapa college students got an opportunity last week to see the organisations available to support their teens into further education or employment.

Youth in Education Training or Employment (YETE) hosted the evening last Wednesday to encourage parents to get involved in helping their students make positive decisions about their futures.

Representatives from tertiary organisations explained to groups of parents the options available to students.

My Blueprint – an educational management app for students was demonstrated to parents by developer, Ian Callagher.

Dress for Success explained how they help students with guidance about wardrobe for interviews and work places.

“Earn and Learn” was explained by Josh Williams, chief executive of Industry Training Federation.

He gave examples of how young people undertaking apprenticeships were getting their careers established while still learning.

Parents Andrew and Tracy Graham attended so they could find out more about the options available to their teenagers

“We want find out how to best help our kids”, Andrew said.

They said they left with different thinking to what they came in with and that the evening was “really helpful”.