Migrant Career Support Trust and Hindu Youth New Zealand organised an end of student-year event, focussed on preparing students for their paths ahead. The capability building seminar was focussed on ensuring young people are empowered and have all the right tools to reach their full potential.
‘Building Your Kiwi Future’ was targeted at all young people with a special focus on international students. The event was held at AUT City Campus, Auckland. “International students in New Zealand perform well academically, but from the conversations we have been having in our groups, it is clear that the gap between the academic world and the working world is reasonably wide,” said Murali Magesan, President of Hindu Youth New Zealand.
A number of prominent speakers who are practitioners and leaders in this field were present and available for questions and answers on the day.
Mike Keech (Director, Impact Sponsorships), Nischal Pai (Head of Learning Academy, Douglas Pharmaceuticals) and Rani Nilam (Senior Accountant, ANZ Bank) participated in a discussion on issues relevant to young people moderated by Garry Gupta (Founder, Migrant Careers Support Trust).
Migrant Careers Support Trust was present on the day with a focus on ensuring students know where to reach out to in case they need help and support. Migrant Careers Support is a charitable trust that aims to achieve social equity, inclusion and social cohesion by better economic integration of migrant workers and people from the ethnic communities in the New Zealand society.