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Increasing Rangatahi Māori Entrepreneurship

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RFx ID : 19160383
Tender Name : Increasing Rangatahi Māori Entrepreneurship
Reference # : 674
Open Date : Monday, 23 October 2017 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 16 November 2017 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit :
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Nerida Kelly
nerida.kelly@mbie.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Funded under the Māori Innovation Fund, the aim of this programme is to build entrepreneurship and business skills participation in Māori school students. There is a focus on Year 12 and 13 students to build a pipeline of young Māori choosing business and entrepreneurship as a career. We expect it to lead short-term to Māori taking business related subjects for NCEA and undertaking tertiary business studies. In the medium to long term, it is expected to lead to an increase in the number of Māori entrepreneurs and businesses, and students gaining business-related employment or eventually starting a business themselves. These roles are likely to have a higher starting salary and increase more quickly over time.

We know that good entrepreneurship programmes currently exist inside or alongside schools and that Māori are under represented in these existing programmes.

Therefore MBIE wants to find a Respondent or a group of Respondents with an existing youth entrepreneurship programme aimed at senior school students, who can increase Māori participation in that programme.