International award-winning young entrepreneur and youth expert Jack Parsons was the very special guest of honour at Auckland Business Chamber’s latest CadetMax graduation.

It was an ideal meeting of the ways with Jack’s worldwide following of his mission to create innovative approaches to help young people into employment plus CadetMax’s innovative programme of preparing young people for the workforce and connecting them with employers.

Jack’s message was extremely relevant to the graduates because his own start-up, Big Youth Group, is all about engaging with young people and linking them with business and government.

CadetMax – a partnership programme between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland Chamber - has already helped more than 1500 young people get their careers started and is now in its eleventh year.

Watch video of the ceremony