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Education & Employment

The Salvation Army Education and Employment (E&E) has upskilled over 80,000 people since 1978.  At any one time, Education and Employment is helping around 1000 people with education and training needs nationwide. 

We are committed to delivering education that helps people achieve qualifications and matching people to jobs.

Educational Programmes

Youth programmes - Youth Guarantee

  • With 12 training centres we’re NZ’s largest (number of locations) and longest running private training establishments
  • We’re NZQA accredited, with qualified, experienced tutors
  • We provide a safe, supportive environment with access to pastoral care for all our students
  • We believe in all our students. We’re non-judgemental, caring, and determined to help everyone into a brighter future
  • And to reward your learning progress we’ll also help you complete the next step in your driver's licence

Employment Programmes

Training for work and other training programmes

  • Are you on the benefit or unemployed?
  • We can help you get experience, abilities and confidence to walk into your working future
  • Our modular programmes are designed for you. We know what employers in your region are looking for, and we develop each training programme to match what YOU need, so you can take the next step in your future with confidence
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    Youth Programmes - Youth Guarantee

    Youth Guarantee programmes are for 16-19 year olds who are looking for foundation learning and to earn NCEA credits at levels 1 & 2.

  • Youth Programmes - Alternative Education

    Alternative education provides an environment for students who are still of an age to be in the compulsory schooling system, but for whom continued attendance at the school in which they are enrolled is not an option.

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    Kiwi Next Generation

    The Kiwi Next Generation initiative which was funded by the generosity of The Warehouse Group’s supporters, suppliers and communities, has made a huge difference in the lives of some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable young people. This programme has now concluded.

  • Star Gateway

    Star Gateway

    E&E offers short ‘high impact’ courses in retail and cookery to High School Students who are completing the Gateway/Star programme, years 11-13. All students receive NZQA unit standard credits at the successful completion of each course.

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    Training for Work

    Are you on the benefit? Looking to get back into work?

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    English Language (ESOL)

    ESOL (English for Speakers of Other languages)

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    Northland Driving School

    Our driving school is long established within the Northland region, accredited by NZTA, MITO, Competenz and NZQA for training and assessment in all types of licences.

  • Employment Placement Service

    Employment Placement Service

    Are you on a benefit? Aged 18 or over? Our zero-fees, 12 week employment placement service motivates and transitions people into the work force.

  • Christchurch Community Driver Mentoring Programme

    Christchurch Community Driver Mentor Programme

    The Community Driver Mentor Programme matches learner drivers with experienced drivers who volunteer to supervise the learners driving and help them become safer on our roads.

  • Corrections employment support


    Our contracts with Corrections offer programmes to assist ex-prisoners and probation clients with employment opportunities and support services.

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    Booth Cafe

    Booth Café is a not-for-profit training café with a community focus. By purchasing the quality, freshly prepared food and beverages you’re helping the trainee staff gain skills and confidence for future employment and you’re helping build a stronger community.

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    The U Build 4 The Rebuild programme concluded in July 2016 after four years.