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NZTech Connect Event – Digital Skills – Christchurch
As part of the Digital Technology Industry Transformation Plan, the tech sector and the Government have collaborated on a detailed analysis of the current and forecast digital skills landscape in New Zealand.
For the first time, data has been aggregated across the entire digital skills pipeline, from school to tertiary education, from education to employment, from within the market and from immigration. This has resulted in the publication of a 100 page analysis, DIGITAL SKILLS AOTEAROA – Digital Skills for our Digital Future.
Join us with other supporters of this research project, hear the report highlights and network with your peers in Christchurch.
Hear from Nigel Young who will speak to you about his work-in-progress Maori tech apprenticeships programme is the Head of Department for Enterprise and Digital Innovation at Ara Institute of Canterbury. He and a small group of interested individuals and organisations are in the process of getting a work-based learning programme (akin to an apprenticeship) up and running for a cohort of rangatahi in Christchurch with a view to taking it national in due course. Whilst it is relatively early days for this initiative, it is hoped that it will begin to address some of the issues identified by the Digital Skills Report – specifically the significant under-representation of maori in the tech sector.”
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