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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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Tech Media Panel - 10 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 10 July 2020, 3:22 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring Computerworld and CIO's Sarah Putt, plus TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

Topics covered include Tiwai Point - what it means for tech. Plus Apple's first big ransomware attack, what the trans-tasman bubble would look like for tech, chatbots talking Samoan, e-waste as a global embarrassment, the growth of the NZ-developed 'R' statistical language and more.

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am
Our embarrassing e-waste habits

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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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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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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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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No 'porn licence' for New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2020, 8:38 am

New Zealand First's plan to introduce pornography filtering on all New Zealand internet services looks set to fail with its coalition partners Labour and the Greens both declining to support the legis…

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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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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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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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Google gears up for the election

Peter Griffin. 11 June 2020, 9:01 am

Google gets ready for the election season, extending its political ad transparency tools to New Zealand and offering security training to political groups to avoid phishing attacks.

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