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Last modified: 01 Mar 2022 2:20pm


A month of helping Selwyn businesses and residents to learn, earn and grow will be taking place this month.

The Council has teamed up with employment and business agencies to host a month-long focus on learning, earning and growing employment and businesses in Selwyn.

Over the month, 24 Learn Earn Grow Selwyn events will be held across the district with experts offering advice and support for people at all stages of their employment from those looking for a job, to people looking to hire, or grow their businesses, with more being planned.

The programme will involve a mix of seminars, webinars, workshops, networking events, information sessions and employment opportunities covering topics from accounting to starting a business later in life and supporting new migrants and those employing new migrants. More sessions on topics such as business growth and marketing may also be added.

Sessions will be run by groups ranging from IRD to Citizens Advice Bureau, the Canterbury Employers

Chamber of Commerce, Xero accounting and local businesses.

Learn Earn Grow Selwyn has been a long time in the planning for the Council, with a focus on finding places where it can support Selwyn business and be a facilitator in bringing different groups together, Council Group Manager Community Services and Facilities Denise Kidd says.

“We’ve spent some time asking our business community and potential employees what the challenges they face are and where the Council could be a support. In recent times we’ve also been running a growing number of similar stand-alone events. This has been a lot of hard work and collaboration. We’re really excited to see it coming together and grateful to so many groups for committing to taking part. Hopefully, it will be a boost to people through all parts of Waikirikiri/Selwyn and at all stages of work, education or training.”

Inspiring women will kick off the month, with the first of a sold out four-part Hiwa Wahine series with insipring women sharing their career journey and support for other women to take the next step into work, education or training.

Find out more about Learn Earn Grow Selwn .