YMCA South & Mid Canterbury
23 Butler Street, Timaru
03 688 3682

 YMCA South and Mid Canterbury

We offer two FREE zero fees youth guarantee programmes for 16-19 year olds: Y•Skills and Y•Skills Outdoors.

Y•Skills Outdoors is a vocational pathway programme focusing on outdoor adventure, recreation and sport that leads to NCEA Levels 1 and 2 qualifications. Click here for full programme information.

Through Y•Skills you’ll study toward the NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Levels 1 and 2 and achieve your NCEA Level 1 and 2 qualifications at the same time. Along the way you’ll gain skills to make you work ready or go on to further study or training. Click through for Y•Skills Level 1 and Y•Skills Level 2 full programme information.

Y•Skills for Life is a FREE short course (up to 300 hours over 5-20 hours per week) open to anyone age 16-65 years who finds reading, writing and basic maths challenging.

We also offer a FREE workplace literacy and numeracy programme, Y•Skills for Work.