Auckland, New Zealand

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Community Initiative

In February 2017, Johnson & Johnson Medical New Zealand, Brothers in Arms, and James Cook High School launched a BTE program for 50 youth (tenth graders in school year 2017) in Auckland, New Zealand. Throughout the three-year program, the partners will provide a variety of academic enrichment, career exploration, and higher education preparation opportunities, including:

  • Wednesday Workshops with a holistic youth development practice underpinning the planning and facilitation, focus is on; Academic enrichment, career readiness & exploration, higher education preparation & exploration.
  • AUT sessions to provide knowledge, information and experience about post-secondary life and opportunities.
  • J&J mentoring
  • J&J exposure days for students to learn about orthopedics and pharmaceuticals and the math and science application in those types of careers.
  • Parent engagement workshops


By the end of the program (June 2019), BTE partners expect the following outcomes:

  • 100% of BTE students improve their school attendance.
  • 90% of BTE students complete Year 13 and obtain a Leaving Certificate
  • 75% of BTE students successfully complete 3:5 subjects and achieve NCEA Level 3.certification.
  • 75% of BTE graduates enroll in tertiary education by 2020.
  • 100% of BTE graduates display key work readiness skills.
  • 50% of BTE graduates intend to pursue a career in a STEAM-related sector.
  • 100% of BTE graduates feel connected to and view a J&J employee as a positive role model.
  • 100% of BTE graduates give back to their community.
  • 90% of students graduate from the BTE program.

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Program Model: Auckland, New Zealand