Futures that Work Scholarships – Mentoring
Growing the size and skills of the Pasifika workforce takes more than just financial support. It’s also a combination of providing appropriate mentoring, coaching, cultural and pastoral care, as well as support with identifying employment and career pathways. Growing the Pasifika workforce also means motivating and inspiring others to believe in themselves, and to strive for excellence.
All new Futures that Work scholarship recipients are required to attend a Le Va Teuila Coaching and Mentoring workshop.
The purpose of the workshop is to equip Futures that Work scholarship recipients with the right resources and tools to support them to successfully complete their course of study on time. Using Le Va’s Teuila mentoring and coaching framework, this means identifying specific support that recipients may need (if any) in a holistic way.
The workshop focuses on the following outcomes.
- Understanding the Futures that Work programme and the commitments and obligations required.
- Increasing knowledge of the mental health and addiction issues for Pasifika people in New Zealand.
- Enhancing understanding of workforce issues and linking qualifications to career pathways.
- Identifying personal learning preferences, communication styles and leadership characteristics that are conducive to better course outcomes.
- Identifying informal and formal supports that are conducive to holistic wellbeing and better course outcomes.
- Connecting with recipient cohorts in the same region and/or field for peer support throughout the year.
- Engaging recipients near completion of qualification with leaders and/or potential employers in their chosen career.