Talent Central inspires talent about employment opportunities

Talent Central - Where talent comes together

For Jobseekers

Support participants

Support participants to identify, record, and develop work-ready skills.

Link to businesses

Provide a link to businesses and industries seeking local talent.

Enhance skills

Connect people to additional training to enhance their employability skills.

Talent Central - Where talent comes together

For Schools

Work-ready attitudes

Prepare young people to have work-ready attitudes and skills to make them employable.


Inspire young people about the variety of roles and industry opportunities available locally.


Connect young people and teachers with local businesses to showcase the variety of innovative, world-class industries on their doorstep.

Work Experience

Provide Work Experience opportunities in local businesses and industries.

Talent Central - Where talent comes together

For Employers


Provide a link to work-ready talent in our region.


Showcase industry sectors and how to connect to local talent.

Work-ready talent

Engage with work-ready talent through offering Work Experience and employment opportunities.


Support employers to be youth-ready.

How We Do It

We connect with


Inspire young talent to dream about their possible futures.



Local employers and industries

Showcase the opportunities for skills and talent to grow our region.


Employers and Industries

Local tertiary providers

Equip our talent to become work-ready, learning the skills and knowledge required.


Tertiary Providers

National associations and employers

Connect our talent to regional and national opportunities.


Associations and Employers

We do this with support from:

Government funding: MBIE, MSD, MoE.
Local funding: CEDA, Fitzherbert Rowe, FMG, Higgins Holdings, Massey University, Norwood, PTS, UCOL

We provide

WorkReady Course

Developed in conjunction with local industry to support individuals to be work ready.

Work Experience

Work Experience is an opportunity to experience first-hand how a business works and the diverse roles within it.