Rangatahi Futures

The Rangatahi Futures programme supports teachers to deliver culturally responsive career education to Māori learners.

Illustration of Māori waka

Rangatahi Futures has been created for Māori learners to learn about careers in culturally relevant ways

About Rangatahi Futures

Rangatahi Futures is a youth career education programme that reflects the identity, language and culture of Māori learners, and supports them to explore key career understandings in culturally affirming ways.

The programme was successfully piloted in 11 South Island schools in 2014, and is now being rolled out nationally. Rangatahi Futures is relevant to any educational or community organisation that works with rangatahi Māori.

Year 10 programme

Ngā mahi a ngā tūpuna, Careers of our ancestors encourages rangatahi to:

  • reflect on the waka journeys of their ancestors
  • explore key career management competencies
  • complete their own career plan.

The modules use cultural examples to explore how interests, values and aptitude influence career choices.

Creative illustration of historic Aotearoa and its people, flora and fauna

When Māori arrived in Aotearoa they brought with them the skills and
knowledge of their ancestors

Year 11 programme

Te ao ōhanga Māori, Our place in the economy teaches students about:

  • Māori businesses of the past and today
  • how businesses are connected to the economy, their whānau, hapū, iwi and communities
  • career opportunities available in the emerging Māori economy. 

Rangatahi are encouraged to take action to forge their own careers in whatever field they choose so they are able to find their place in Aotearoa New Zealand's economy.

How does Rangatahi Futures work?

Our career consultants provide workshops and training on how to facilitate the Rangatahi Futures programme in your organisation.

Once you have received training, you will be provided with a password and link to the Rangatahi Futures resources in te reo Māori and English.

Resources in te reo Māori and English

All Rangatahi Futures resources are available in te reo Māori and English.

Contact us

If you would like to deliver the Rangatahi Futures programme in your organisation and require support or more information, please phone 0800 222 733 or email us.

Updated 15 Nov 2018