BTE Around the World
Auckland, New Zealand
Grant Period: 2016-2019
Welcome to our Community
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 provided 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, focused on; academic enrichment, career awareness & readiness, and higher education preparation & exploration.
- AUT sessions provided knowledge, information and experience about post-secondary life and opportunities.
- J&J mentoring
- J&J exposure days where students learned about orthopedics and pharmaceuticals and the math and science application in those types of careers.
- Parent engagement workshops
The BTE partners experienced 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.