Tamaiti Whāngai Education Support
The Tamaiti Whāngai Education Support service is a highly successful mentoring and support programme delivered in partnership with Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). It supports rangatahi to achieve success in tertiary education and to pathway into employment. The Kaiarahi work primarily with Māori and Pacific Trades Training students and provides mentoring and support to assist them to achieve.
David Lomax is the Kaiwhakahaere partly funded by Te Rūnanga to support this service. Dave holds a Bachelor of Youth Development degree and works with the staff at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) to support Māori rangatahi, particularly those undertaking trade training.
This programme has been evaluated on a number of occasions and the evaluation reports can be found here.