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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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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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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 29 May 2020, 3:36 pm

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

We had a great Thursday Live webinar yesterday featuring Greg James, head of transformation at IRD, who talked about their huge transformati…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 22 May 2020, 1:57 pm

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

Next week's Thursday Live webinar features Greg James, head of transformation at IRD, talking about their huge transformation project - what…

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Waikato Uni first to host national high school esports competition

Sarah Putt. 19 May 2020, 5:04 pm

Esports continues to be an activity that largely takes place under the radar of mainstream attention, despite huge participation in New Zealand and around the world. Waikato University is alive to its…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 15 May 2020, 2:48 pm

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

Today is our last weekly Friday Live webinar and we're finishing the series off in style, with GCDO Paul James joining us to talk through te…

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A plan for better digital inclusion

Peter Griffin. 15 May 2020, 8:27 am

20 organisations, including IT Professionals, throw their support behind a plan to boost digital inclusion as Covid-19 see us more reliant on technology for work, education and social connectivity.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 08 May 2020, 2:57 pm

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

This week, we have some incredible webinars coming up over the next week or so, with Privacy Commission John Edwards today, a panel of Rod D…

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