CATE is a professional organisation for people working in the fields of career and transition education.

Welcome to the CATE website!

CATE’s focus is on the career education of youth and their transition from school into the wider world of employment, training and/or further education.

This is an increasingly important role as employment opportunities and the skills required for work are changing rapidly. CATE exists to ensure that young people are given the best possible advice from professional careers staff.

Our members include school Careers Advisers, Transition teachers, Gateway coordinators, STAR coordinators and Vocational Pathways leaders, as well as from the associated areas such as private practice, tertiary sector, Tertiary Education Commission and Industry Training Organisations. Members are aligned to their local region, and all regions in New Zealand are represented on the national committee which meets quarterly.

The national committee is responsible for:

*  Lobbying the government on careers related issues
*  Liaising with other organisations ie Careers NZ, MOE, MSD, NZQA, TEC
*  Providing professional development for our members
*  Communication with members
*  Overseeing the annual conference

It is my pleasure to represent CATE as your national President for 2018-2020.


Warwick Foy

National President