Instep inspires our young people about career and training opportunities, and prepares them to thrive in a world of change.

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford

Through leadership, collaboration and innovation, Instep is helping to bridge the gap between business and education.

Instep Young Leaders' Forum

The Instep Young Leaders' Forum gives secondary students a voice on local issues of importance as well as building future networks in the bay.

Instep partners with local authorities, the University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology to run a range of leadership focused events.

"The Instep Young Leaders' forum was invaluable to me as it gave me the chance to meet and network with those in leadership positions, in their schools, workplaces, and communities". - Ben Sokimi, student



THRIVE Together helping rangatahi into vocational exploration.

THRIVE's vision is to strengthen connections between local employers and schools to achieve greater engagement in vocational education, employment and sustainable careers for youth.

Through collaboration with Instep/THRIVE provides targeted events to both students and teachers and engages employers to develop opportunities for our rangatahi.