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Brislen on Tech: Digital Skills

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2021, 1:22 pm

We have a skills shortage in New Zealand tech companies, yet our new graduates can't find work. We have a growing reliance on the tech sector, yet we're hardly growing our pool of talented staff.

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Aussie MPs unite to go after internet 'idiots and conspiracists'

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2021, 10:11 am

Over 50 Australian MPs have joined a parliamentary group to examine ways to make social media platforms safer as the government seeks feedback on a bill to expand the eSafety Commissioner's powers.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 14 December 2020, 4:07 pm

(From Monday) What an exciting week we've just had, with the 123Tech digital challenge national finals event broadcast live to schools, industry folks, students and the public across New Zealand.

W…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 07 December 2020, 4:14 pm

(From Monday) Last week ITP President Mike Dennehy completed his term as ITP President. It's been a massive pleasure working with Mike over the last 6 years (the most recent 4 years with him as Presid…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 30 November 2020, 1:53 pm

[From Monday] We held an excellent 60th anniversary celebration event in Dunedin last week - so good to see our southern community come together with almost 100 in attendance and a real mix of the key…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 24 November 2020, 5:52 pm

(From Monday) The Steering Group for the skills component of the Industry Transformation Plan has kicked off, with a very awesome group of people helping steer the future plan for skills in Digital Te…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 16 November 2020, 4:28 pm

[From Monday] It's been a couple of very busy weeks at ITP. One activity last week included heading along to the Whitireia and Weltec Final Project Showcase for IT students, and as always, I came away…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 09 November 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Monday) This week we're opening nominations for the role of President and Deputy President of ITP. These are highly critical volunteer roles that help set the direction and strategy of the organ…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 02 November 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Monday) This week we kick off 6 months of celebration and recognition of 60 years of tech innovation in New Zealand - a huge milestone!

Why 6 months of celebration? Many don't realise this, b…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 October 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Tuesday) We have some excellent new offers available exclusively to ITP members, including some great course options and scholarships plus offers from the IT Psychiatrist, Escrow NZ, GoWirelessN…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 October 2020, 3:00 pm

(From monday) Well it was a huge weekend politics-wise, especially for Labour, Act and the Greens. So what does the election result mean for tech policy going forwards and how is ITP going to help rai…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 12 October 2020, 3:00 pm

(From monday) We're pleased to announce that Whitecliffe has become the first PTE to obtain ITP's coveted degree accreditation. Up until now, only Universities and Polytechnics have achieved it so thi…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 05 October 2020, 3:54 pm

(From monday) We're excited to be helping host the CITRENZ 2020 conference on computing education this week - see more details below. It'll be run online only this year and free for everyone - a great…

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The return of the apprenticeship

Leon Hudson and Phill Smith. 21 September 2020, 7:31 am

With skills shortages in the tech sector only matched by increased global demand and the decline of tourism, where to now for the New Zealand economy? Could tech apprenticeships be the answer? A guest…

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To push diversity you need to be diverse - NZTech

Peter Griffin. 16 September 2020, 9:34 pm

NZTech wants to see the diversity its revamped board represents mirrored across the tech industry in general, where women, Māori and Pasifika remain significantly under-represented.

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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 July 2020, 2:56 pm

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 communi…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 July 2020, 4:32 pm

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 sp…

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

Paul Matthews. 10 July 2020, 3:25 pm

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-burea…

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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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