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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 March 2020, 2:06 pm

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

This week: Get your gears on as we announce the launch of our ITP merch - from jackets and polo shirts to hoodies and hats. We're giving you…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 March 2020, 1:58 pm

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

The treasury hack that wasn't: how not to react when your corner cutting bites you. Plus, a big welcome to Peter Griffin - tech and science …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 28 February 2020, 2:00 pm

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

This week he looks at election manifestos for tech, and how the tech sector are again putting together an election wish list.

And an unpr…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 21 February 2020, 4:15 pm

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

This week I thought I'd focus in on some of ITP's upcoming initiatives for members. Not just the what, but also the how and why.

In short…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 14 February 2020, 2:30 pm

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

This week we're very sad to report that ITP Past President, Honorary Fellow and genuinely good person Prof Philip Sallis has passed away. Th…

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Record numbers embrace Safer Internet Day in NZ

Techblog staff. 12 February 2020, 9:13 am

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day, an initiative lead by Netsafe that now encompasses organisations across 50 countries.

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Digital accessibility latest micro-credential offering

Sarah Putt. 06 February 2020, 6:00 am

Victoria University of Wellington has teamed up with the Department of Internal Affairs to provide a micro-credential course in digital accessibility. The focus will be on barriers to digital accessib…

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Inaugural Chief Executive named for new tertiary body

Techblog staff. 05 February 2020, 5:00 am

Stephen Town has been named as the inaugural Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (the working name for the new one-polytech model the government has introduced). Curr…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 January 2020, 4:53 pm

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

This week we're happy to announce a series of live webinars from ITP, talking about Chartered IT Professional NZ and Certified Technologist …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 January 2020, 4:23 pm

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

This week, let's take a look at ITP's certification offerings: Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) and Certified Technologist (CTech). Als…

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Back to School BYOD advice

Sarah Putt. 21 January 2020, 3:05 pm

If you have a 'Back to Schooler' in your house, CERT has provided guidelines for parents to help their kids protect themselves and their personal information online. It's good advice for all of us.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm

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 determ…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 December 2019, 2:25 pm

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 …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm

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 o…

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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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