THE SCHOOL LEAVER:
DNA 1st Solution employs school leavers, youth who have left school too early, unskilled, less qualified and a story to tell. Who are we to judge?
Our community focus is providing the school leaver an opportunity of paid employment and to gain work experience and skills. We primarily work with age groups 15 years to 24 years. 95% of our staff are female.
Our workplace is created to embrace our youth, a place where they feel safe, feel a belonging, able to grow with similar ages into the working world. DNA has implemented a community focus program into its workplace.
Unemployed youth in Auckland is still high, at DNA we have had over a thousand school leavers past through our company.
Not an easy task to make unskilled youth your main workforce and to build a business up.
DNA 1st Solution also supports students with additional needs into the workplace, it is our pleasure to be able to work alongside them and offer an equal working platform in our mainstream.
- At 21 years old, public funding will stop for them to continue school
- The schools proactively places students into the workplace from 18 years old to give them time to adjust to the working life
- There is only a handful of companies that employ society’s vulnerable people in Auckland
- A lot of them do not find work and sadly disappear from the public eye
Our clients understand our motives and they support our movement by giving us business.
We are attempting to dent the youth unemployment landscape in Auckland by employing them.
This is our social impact.
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