What We Do

Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust offers programmes and activities to support youth development in the area of automotive and motorsport.

Programmes provide training, education and mentorship to people, particularly young people who are identified as “at-risk” or disadvantaged.

Programmes offered by the Trust focus on learning new skills, goal setting, increased self-confidence and positioning youth to engage in career development training pathways or employment. 

Silver Fern MotorSport Youth Training and Mentorship Programme

The Silver Fern MotorSport Youth Training and Mentorship Programme provides intensive hands-on automotive training and mentorship to youth who are passionate about cars. Youth are provided the opportunity to learn basic skills in automotive and motorsport, and are provided post-programme training support to pursue either long term training, work placements or employment pathways.

The programme holds CYF403 accreditation status with Child Youth and Family Services under the Ministry of Social Development. 

Referral Criteria

To be accepted on the programme, the following criteria applies:

  • 15-18 years of age
  • Male (currently the programme is only available to male youth)
  • Be passionate about cars
  • Live in the Auckland Region 
  • Must complete a pre-screening assessment before being accepted
  • Signed parent/guardian consent form is required prior to commencing the programme
  • Source of referral is unlimited including self-referral

How to Make a Referral Now

To make a referral, please complete an online referral form. Referral applications will be responded to within 72 hours of receipt of the referral. 

Or if you would rather fill out the referral form on hardcopy, please click here to download and please email the form to programme Manager Ted Jarvis ted.jarvis@silverfernmotorsport.com or post to PO Box 48156 Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0644.


Programme Length and Hours

The Programme provides an intensive 10-day training programme.

Post programme support is provided for up to 6-months.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm.

Programme Intake Dates 

  Start Date Finish Date
Intake 1.
23rd January 2017
3rd February 2017
Intake 2. 20th February 2017 3rd March 2017
Intake 3. 20th March 2017 31st March 2017
Intake 4. 18th April 2017 28th April 2017
Intake 5. FULL FULL
Intake 6. 3rd July 2017 14th July 2017
Intake 7. 24th July 2017 4th August 2017
Intake 8. 14th August 2017 25th August 2017
Intake 9. 4th September 2017 15th September 2017
Intake 10. 2nd October 2017 13th October 2017
Intake 10b. 16th October 2017? 27th October 2017
Intake 11. 30th October 2017 10th November 2017
Intake 11b. 13th November 2017 24th November 2017
Intake 12. 27th November 2017 8th December 2017


Cost to Participants

There is no cost to participants to attend the programme. All food is provided to youth participants attending the programme. Youth must provide own means of transport to attend the programme. Transport is provided to visit offsite locations. 

Location

The Programme is provided at the Silver Fern MotorSport Training Facility located at 4087B Great North Road, Glen Eden, Auckland.

Enquires

For enquires about the programmes we offer, please contact Programme Manager Ted Jarvis 

Phone: 021635031 
Email: ted.jarvis@silverfernmotorsport.com