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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 January 2020, 4:23 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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). Also, a big welcome to our newest ITP Corporate Partners and a brief update on the Workforce Development Council issue we outlined last week.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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 determining how industries will create qualifications and educational standards, via industry-run Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).

This review is actually a significant opportunity for our industry, but only if it's done right. It's also a significant risk: a third of the degree graduates who enter our industry come through a polytech pathway. While the review is at the sub-degree level, any changes there will have a dramatic impact on the future of tech degrees too.

An announcement was made a couple of days before Christmas about the makeup of WDCs and frankly it really doesn't look good for tech.

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclists and pedestrians that are active across the nation.

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Productivity Commission on the trail of frontier firms

Sarah Putt. 14 January 2020, 4:50 pm

A new year and another inquiry being undertaken by the Productivity Commission, this time into Frontier Firms. What are they exactly, and why should we care?

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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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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…

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Top 10 in tech for the decade

Sarah Putt. 17 December 2019, 7:26 pm

As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum u…

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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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Levy shows who is top in telco

Sarah Putt. 12 December 2019, 8:04 pm

There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the compa…

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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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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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