Steel & Tube Holdings Limited

09/14/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2023 15:58

Celebrating Success and Cultural Richness: The Hāpai Tūhono – TPK Cadetship Programme during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

As we come to the end of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), we have a unique opportunity to celebrate both cultural diversity and personal achievements. At the heart of this celebration is the Hāpai Tūhono - TPK Cadetship Programme, an amazing initiative aimed at nurturing the growth and development of our Māori staff at Steel & Tube who are all in various stages of their careers. This program not only promotes career advancement but also champions Māori culture.

Understanding the Cadetship Programme

The Hāpai Tūhono - TPK Cadetship Programme celebrates cultural empowerment and career development. This collaborative programme between TPK (Te Puni Kōkiri) and Hāpai Tūhono is dedicated to uplifting Māori kaimahi (staff) by providing support, mentorship, and skill development opportunities. At this stage the cadetship is for our Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) kaimahi (staff) but we are actively seeking partners with other organisations across NZ to expand this opportunity.

The Hāpai Tūhono - TPK Cadetship Programme is built on three foundational pillars:

Whakapau kaha (Structured Mentoring): Each cadet is paired with a mentor who not only provides valuable insights and guidance but also serves as a strong support system, helping cadets overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

Whakapau mahi (Tailored Training and Development): Acknowledging that one size does not fit all, the program offers customised training and development plans. These plans are thoughtfully designed to cater to the unique needs and aspirations of each cadet, ensuring that their growth is meaningful and aligned with their goals.

Whakapau huarahi (Relevant Work and Life Skills): Beyond skill development, the program also focuses on imparting essential life skills that empower cadets personally and professionally.

Participation in the Hāpai Tūhono - TPK Cadetship Programme requires kaimahi (staff) to be open to growth and learning. The program highlights the importance of collaboration between Hāpai Tūhono, Steel and tube and the kaimahi (staff) themselves. Together, they co-create a path forward that aligns with the cadet's unique potential and aspirations.This is Daryl Black, Lisa Kite, Anna Morris, Bryan (Marshy) Marsh from Hāpai Tūhono, Mel Irvine, Mae Nicholson and Michelle Kingham Then in the back: Leo Edwards, Mark Malpass, Lorraine Henry (Hāpai Tūhono), Erina Leauanae, Ray Koni and Paige Graham.

Celebrating Graduates and Cultural Richness

As we commemorate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, it's essential to celebrate not only the achievements of the graduates but also the cultural richness that permeates this program. These graduates have demonstrated dedication, resilience, and a commitment to personal and professional growth, all while preserving and celebrating their cultural heritage.
The Hāpai Tūhono - TPK Cadetship Programme is not just about individual success but also about contributing to the broader Māori community and New Zealand society. By nurturing Māori talent and supporting their cultural identity, we create a more inclusive and equitable workforce, continuing to build a brighter future for all.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week for us serves as a reminder of the significance of cultural diversity and the importance of embracing and celebrating it. The Hāpai Tūhono - TPK Cadetship Programme stands as a testament to the power of cultural empowerment, collaboration, mentorship, and tailored development. As we congratulate the graduates during this special week, we also express our unwavering support for Māori language and culture.

Ngā mihi, whakawhetai koe i a koutou katoa!
Congratulations, Thank you all!