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Ko Carmen Hihi ahau.

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I am the Programme Co-ordinator for Turanga Ararau’s Youth Service and you can find me at the main reception in Kahutia St. I come to Turanga Ararau bringing with 9 years of experience working in the industry. My career started with Work and Income where I spent 3 years as a Case Manager. I then moved on to Youth Transition Services where I have spent the last 6 years helping young people into education, training and work.

As a part of my ongoing commitment to up skill, I have managed to complete a number of qualifications while being a fulltime working mother of 3. I have completed the National Certificate in Public Sector Service, I am a Certified Career Development Practitioner and have also completed a Graduate Certificate in Career Development through AUT.

“I love working with people and helping them to find their career goals. Careers and helping people are two things I am very passionate about so being a part of the new youth service is the perfect way for me to continue to use the skills I have learnt over the years. It is an exciting new challenge and I look forward to continuing to support the youth of Tairawhiti.”