Ngā Ara Creating Pathways

Inspiring young people is integral to New Zealand’s low-carbon future.

School Kids in Nga Ara programme
students in high vis genesis

Inspiring future energy innovators

Genesis is privileged to operate power schemes in some of the most special locations across Aotearoa.

We’ve developed the Ngā Ara Creating Pathways programme to create transformational education, training and employment opportunities to prepare young people in our local communities for the future of work.

Underpinned by best-practice research and evidence for developing a pipeline of talent, the programme focusses on attracting, nurturing and engaging diverse rangatahi in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education, study and career pathways.

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Secondary schools




Future of work

Future learning board

Why STEM? | Hei aha a STEM?

STEM education is hugely important for rangatahi, who will enter a workforce in which nearly all jobs will require some knowledge of STEM subjects. They include many roles in the energy sector, where skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are essential. Gaining knowledge in STEM will give young people choices and scope in their future careers.

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Our partnerships | Ō Mātou Hononga

We’re partnering with community organisations who share our aspirations for rangatahi.

Apprenterships at power stations

Energy careers | Ara Mahi Pūngao

From engineers to data scientists, project managers to generation controllers, there are multiple career pathways to choose from.

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As the country's largest energy retailer, we want to grow the next generation of energy leaders.