Hero photograph
Liam Keegan, Head boy, MBC and Lava Tikeri, Manutāiko, MGC  
Photo by Richard Briggs Photography

Future of Work Conference a Roaring Success

Marlborough Girls' College —

The highly successful Future of Work conference showcases what the workplace of tomorrow looks like for students across Marlborough - whether they’re headed to university, into trades, or have no idea what they want to do after school.

Our Year 11-13 students listened to some inspiring speakers, followed by an 'Amazing Race' challenge through the "Interactive Workstation Zone". With nearly 40 industries and over 50 businesses involved there was truly a wealth of ideas on offer. And for the first time ever the organisers also opened up the Interactive Workstation Zone to Year 7-10 students and whānau members - to help younger students discover their future possibilities too.

Kelvin Watt (Regional Manager for Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough) explained: “We were delighted to host a record 750+ students at this year’s Future of Work. We are so grateful to everyone in our community and beyond who banded together to make this a great opportunity for our rangatahi. It was neat to see the engagement and hear all the great feedback from students, speakers and workstation hosts. And we’re already looking ahead to how we can make it even better next time!”

You can see the Future of Work photos (courtesy of Richard Briggs Photography) by clicking here.

Future of Work is unique to Marlborough and brought to you by the Graeme Dingle Foundation and the Marlborough District Council - with support from Rātā Foundation and OneFortyOne who helped ensure it was free for students to attend.