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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 July 2020, 2:56 pm
Update from ITPNZ

This week the ITP National Board came together to review progress this year and look at a number of strategic areas for ITP. As you'd expect, there was a big focus on continuing to support our community through Covid-19, plus a range of other issues including how we will now celebrate ITP's 60th anniversary. More on that soon!

Next week we're hosting a webinar outlining our certification programmes (what, why, how), plus an awesome webinar on tech recruitment - what's changed in light of Covid-19? Perfect for those looking at changing roles or finding their first (or next) role in our industry. We hosted Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson at the Thursday Live webinar this week, available in the ITP Member Library now.

And don't forget to get your ITP gear, with a great range of ITP-branded clothing for work and play - now available at the ITP members' online store.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 July 2020, 4:32 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

On Thursday this week I attended the funeral service for Gerard MacManus in Christchurch. Gerard was a teacher in the Digital Technologies space, however made a massive difference to the rollout of Digital Technologies in New Zealand. He is going to be seriously missed.

In happier news, next Thursday 23rd July we're really excited to host a webinar with Michelle Dickinson, otherwise known as Nanogirl, talking about the awesome Nanogirl journey, the role of tech along with way, plus her views on education, science, life the Universe and everything.

Also, after postponing ITx this year due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, we are beyond excited to announce the dates for ITx 2021: 3-5 May 2021 at TSB Arena in Wellington. Save the date!

And don't forget to get your ITP gear, with a great range of ITP-branded clothing for work and play - now available at the ITP members' online store.

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Education Review doesn’t recognise software, digital, agritech, or other tech industries

Paul Matthews. 10 July 2020, 3:25 pm
Education Review doesn’t recognise software, digital, agritech, or other tech industries

You will have noticed we've been banging on about the big Review of Vocational Education and specifically, the industry-focused Workforce Development Councils part of it.

The WDCs are 6 quasi-bureaucracies that were originally intended to be industry-led, however now are defined, funded and essentially operated by Govt officials. We have a number of big concerns about these, amongst them the fact that they're focused from the ground up on being backwards-looking rather than forwards-looking.

So what do we mean by that?

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 03 July 2020, 4:00 pm

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

We're super excited to be kicking off the fully refreshed ITP Mentoring programme over the next couple of weeks, as we stage invitations to …

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COVID's impact on NZ's tech community

Trent Mankelow. 01 July 2020, 8:08 am

A guest post from Summer of Tech's Trent Mankelow: what are the prospects for interns following COVID-19?

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Windows apps to run on Chromebooks

Peter Griffin. 25 June 2020, 8:49 am

Windows apps will soon be able to run natively on Chromebooks as Google strikes a deal with Parallels to bring the Microsoft productivity suite and other apps to its Chrome OS-powered devices.

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Yes the robots are coming, but we’re not going to be ready

Paul Matthews. 24 June 2020, 4:39 pm

The robots are coming for our jobs. Or rather, they are changing the future of work, along with AI and other technology changes. Our education system needs a strong focus on technology and related are…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 19 June 2020, 5:09 pm

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

A bit of a frustrating time in relation to the wider Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) this week, with officials continuing to ignore th…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 June 2020, 2:05 pm

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

Calling all potential mentors! It's taken a little longer than hoped to get our redesigned mentoring programme up and running but it's excit…

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Horizons 2020 tech report signposts the future of tech education

Techblog staff. 10 June 2020, 8:11 am

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School has launched its research report "Horizons 2020, Trends in Technology Education" and is challenging business, government and academia to work together to create the technolo…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 05 June 2020, 4:52 pm

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

We're super excited that the new Digital Tech tertiary qualification suite has now been formally approved, following a huge effort from ITP,…

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