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Eva Sherwood is an Account Executive at Oracle New Zealand, and serves on the Board of NZTech as a representative for major corporates. She began her career in I.T. in 2007, after studying degrees in Psychology and Business, then completing a post-grad diploma in Software Testing. Eva’s passionate about encouraging more young women to consider careers in the tech sector. She first became a ShadowTech Day mentor in 2016. Here, she shares a few of her experiences so far:
In less than five years, over a third of skills that are considered important in the workplace today will have changed. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution that will fundamentally transform the way we live and work. Also known as Industry 4.0, the revolution will bring us advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous transport, biotechnology and genomics. With it will come both job creation and job displacement. As reported by the World Economic Forum, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. What is certain, is that to keep pace, the future workforce will need to realign its skills. Educators, governments and businesses will need to be pro-active in retraining people to benefit from the revolution.
The information technology (IT) industry in New Zealand is booming and desperate for fresh talent. The number of jobs in the digital/IT field is expected to grow by up to 50% in the next 10 years.
Tech is no longer the domain of the introverted maths genius. These days there are plenty of creative jobs in tech companies, and employers are looking for strong communicators, innovative thinkers and team players.
New Zealand employers’ intent to hire has reached a six-year high, with 92.5 percent planning to increase or maintain headcount in the first half of the year.
As the digital revolution continues in New Zealand an increasing number of organisations are offering – or want to offer – services through various digital channels, says recruiting experts Hays.
The ICE Tech 360 programme has been supporting and developing graduates in all manner of exciting roles in the technology sector over the past year.
We are pleased to announce that we are now opening this opportunity to include Part-Time opportunities!
A new US doco, screening in Auckland this weekend, explores the shame around the lack of women in programming and coding.
Chorus is a company focused on ensuring that its future workforce has the right skills. It has teamed up with secondary schools to introduce students to the world of telecommunications and technology through its Schools Gateway Programme.
“For Chorus, the benefits are an increased awareness of the great careers available in our industry. We also end up with a pool of skilled candidates for technical roles, including apprenticeships,” says Michael Hansen, Manager, Service Company Implementation at Chorus.
“The young people who are successful in this programme will develop useful skills that are relevant for a career in telecommunications,” says Michael. “We believe that as a big industry player we have a role to play in helping young people get those skills.”
Guest post from Genny Stevens
I don’t know about you, but sometimes, when I think of feminism I want to scream and rant and rave and smash things.