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WERA News #3

Saturday, November 9, 2013
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Welcome to our Third Issue of Wera News

In this issue you can read about:

  • Speak Up! Spoken Word Workshops
  • Amazing Journeys TENIKA WALLACE
  • Home Ownership Info Evening
  • Finding that employment Superstar
  • Whakatane Social Sector Trials

Read the full Newsletter online here

Speak Up!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Spoken word is a performance art that is word-based. It often includes collaboration and experimentation with other art forms such as music, theater, and dance. However, spoken word usually tends to focus on the words themselves, the dynamics of tone, gestures, facial expressions, and not so much on the other art forms.

In entertainment, spoken-word performances generally consist of storytelling or poetry. One just needs to type 'Spoken Word' in to youtube to see how effective the artform is for getting a story or a point of view across.

Extremely popular with young people around the world and in parts of New Zealand, this art has not really made an impact here in Rotorua. So, Wera has decided to bring members of the South Auckland Poets Collective, to the Sulphar City to teach and mentor some groups of local youth.

The South Auckland Poets Collective was first established in 2008 by co-founders Grace Taylor, Ramon Narayan and Daren Kamali as part of an initiative under Youthline. One of the values still held by this collective is to use spoken word poetry as a tool for positive social change with a focus on young people.

The Workshops are:

Tuesday 26th of November 2013
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Oasis Youth Centre Ngongotaha

Friday 29th of November 2013
4:30pm - 8:30pm
Rotorua Community Youth Centre

Saturday 30th November 2013
10AM - 5pm
Rotorua Community Youth Centre

Download a PDF for this event

Home Owner Information Evening

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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You are invited to attend an information evening on owning your own home. It may be a more achievable goal than you thought!

This information evening is an introduction to owning your own home and will give you information on practical steps you can take right now to make this dream become a reality.

Date: Tuesday 12th of November 2013
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Location: WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust, 248 Fenton Street, Rotorua
RSVP: Call Steve on 0800 GO WERA to reserve your spot now

Download the poster (pdf) here

Work Experience

Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Work Experience Legends

Our clients are currently out there amazing employers with their work ethic. Feedback from employers about our clients are that they are hard working, polite and take great initiative.

Leslie has a passion for retail, after intensive career assessment, Leslie was interested in customer service and making a career out of fashion or furniture retail. Today is only day one in her month long work experience, but already is proving herself to be a superstar

Clients Ready For Work

Thursday, September 26, 2013
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We have clients ready for work right now. Not only are they ready, but they are eager and motivated.

We have clients who have undergone some intensive employment training who we know have the attitude and enthusiasm to bring to the workplace. You can see some of them here.

We have Part time and Full time people skilled in hospitality, customer service, food and beverage, tourism and travel, facilitation, child care, support workers, labourers and more.

You may not need to advertise at all! We have people ready for work right now. There is absolutely no charge at all for our service. We are fully funded.

We encourage unpaid work experience for a short amount of time in order for you to try before you buy and for our clients to be able to prove themselves to you.

We provide on the job mentoring and support. One of our team will visit the work place regularly to ensure that both the client and the employer have all the support they need. If there are any issues whatsoever with the placement we will be there to sort it out. If there are any training needs, we encourage you to let us know how we may be able to assist with this.

We have hand picked all of our clients and will only present you with ones we feel would compliment your role. We only take on superstars who just need a bit of extra help getting in to the work force.

All of our clients have employability skills that others may not. All of our clients fully participate in the Wera Employment Skills or Employment Placement program where they learn:

  • Strong Work Ethics
  • Time Management
  • Great attitude
  • What are employers looking for
  • Public Speaking and Communication skills
  • Career Planning
  • Motivation

I am very confident that the people we place with you will be reliable and hard working with the attitude that you are looking for in an employee.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to phone and talk with us.

Your local work brokers and work place support providers are:

Martina Wineera
027 655 4473
martina@wact.org.nz

Steve Holmes
021 432 815
steve@wact.org.nz

Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust
First Floor, 248 Fenton Street
PO Box 456
Rotorua 3045
0800 GO WERA (0800 46 93 72)

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