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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

If you read Techblog regularly you'll be aware that there is currently a big review happening in the polytech sector. Part of this is determining how industries will create qualifications and educational standards, via industry-run Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).

This review is actually a significant opportunity for our industry, but only if it's done right. It's also a significant risk: a third of the degree graduates who enter our industry come through a polytech pathway. While the review is at the sub-degree level, any changes there will have a dramatic impact on the future of tech degrees too.

An announcement was made a couple of days before Christmas about the makeup of WDCs and frankly it really doesn't look good for tech.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 December 2019, 2:25 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

It's been a huge year, with the top 10 projects for ITP in 2019 outlined last week. But as we wind up for the year this week, I thought I'd outline what's in store for 2020.

Across the four key strategic areas of developing professionals, recognising professionals, growing the profession and recognising the profession, we have a raft of both business-as-usual and new projects in 2020.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Well, what a year it's been!

This week I thought I'd run through a few of the key highlights for ITP for 2019 before finishing next week on next year's plans. Most of the major items this year were based on our Annual Work Programme (part of the Annual Plan), however a couple of juicy ones came out of left field as well :).

From certification to ITx Rutherford, member benefit development, school initiatives and qualifications development, here were our top 10 projects for 2019.

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We could zoom to the Moon, or float out to Mars

Sarah Putt. 10 December 2019, 8:00 am

Students from the aptly named Hope School in the Tasman District have won the chance to talk online with a NASA astronaut, in the latest effort by the NZ Space Agency to get the country excited about …

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Regional and Rural Schools take out National Digital Titles

Techblog Staff. 09 December 2019, 5:00 am

Smaller regional and rural schools from across New Zealand swept the National Finals for the Tahi Rua Toru Tech in-school challenge this year.

The 2019 National Winners were announced at a gala eve…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

What an amazing day yesterday was, as all of the Regional Winners of the Tahi Rua Toru Tech challenge in schools descended on TSB Arena in We…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 29 November 2019, 5:48 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

This week the National Board of ITP came together in a combined Board and Planning meeting, confirming the work programme for 2020. We're als…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 November 2019, 11:31 am

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

The last few weeks have been furiously busy at IT Professionals NZ, with heavy involvement in planning the future of vocational tech educatio…

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Victoria University first to offer micro-credentials

Sarah Putt. 14 November 2019, 4:47 pm

For the first time a New Zealand university is offering the opportunity for people to gain micro-credentials. Victoria University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) has announced it wi…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 November 2019, 5:01 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

It's Friday already! It certainly seems to come around fast on the short weeks.

This week we had the ITP National Board Meeting on Wednesd…

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Tech tool kit for future lawyers

Sarah Putt. 29 October 2019, 5:26 pm

If a driverless car runs someone over who is liable - and would it be considered an accident so that ACC would apply? If more prisoners are appearing in court via video link, are different skills requ…

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