Three women sitting around a table with a laptop, talking. The background is orange with the words Discover Connected.

Connected Information Sessions are currently on hiatus. This page will be updated with dates and times when they start up again. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Drop into this info session to discover Connected, and get assistance using this free service to find government support for:

  • Choosing a career

  • Getting a job or apprenticeship

  • Studying or training


What is Connected?

The Connected service makes it easier for New Zealanders to find government support for employment, education and training. It includes new initiatives set up in response to COVID-19 as well as the vast range of existing support and advice available.

Connected is a joint initiative involving many government agencies, coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Anyone looking for a job, careers information, study, training or business support can find out about the services available from government by:

  • Visiting the Connected website at, which provides links to more than 150 employment, education and training services or types of support offered by government agencies.

  • Calling the Connected phone line on 0800 264 737.

  • Dropping into one of the Connected centres in Dinsdale and Five Cross Roads.

No upcoming sessions