Career Pathways

Career Pathways is a YMCA numeracy and literacy programme that is Ministry of Education approved and supported, providing fun, stimulating life skills activities and experiences with a literacy and numeracy focusing on people aged 16 and over.

Our programme includes budgeting, personal development, future planning and career pathway and provides individual and group learning opportunities to meet your literacy and numeracy strengths and interests .

It has been developed to ensure you experience an environment where we all grow as component and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in our sense of belonging and in the knowledge that we make a valued contribution to society.

Come and meet new friends and learn in a supportive, stimulating environment.

You will gain

Literacy and numeracy skills

Budgeting skills

Goal setting and Career Options

Resume and Interview planning

Basic Employment skills

Get active and Healthy

One on One mentoring and support

We provide

Course materials

Support to access an Early Childhood Centre or Kohanga Reo

A friendly relaxed environment


Career Pathways is located at MAIN YMCA 447 Childers Road, Gisborne.


Career Pathways operates Monday and Friday 9:00am-3:00pm excluding Statutory Holidays and between Christmas and New Years.


Career Pathways is a FEE FREE course for anyone over the age of 16 with low or no qualifications


Kara Mackey is a qualified Adult Literacy Educator with vaste knowledge and skills to support students to grow as individuals and gain confidence and skills to take on new challenges in life and gain employment.

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