Youth Guarantee - expanding opportunities for our young people
When young people transition from school to work, or to further study, we need to ensure they all have the knowledge and skills they require to succeed and progress. The Government is committed to supporting all 16 and 17 year olds to participate in education or training to help them get to where they want to be.
The Youth Guarantee is about providing new opportunities for 16 and 17 year olds to achieve education success, and to progress into further education, training or employment. Young people need clarity, flexibility and choice in how they get to where they want to go. The goal of Youth Guarantee is that all young people will achieve level 2 NCEA, which is seen as the minimum qualification for success in today’s world.