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110,000 Kiwis in tech jobs; more expected in 2019

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News, Skills & Talent

New Zealand, rated by the World Bank as the best country in the world to do business with, is still seeing massive and unprecedented growth in the high-paid tech sector.

The number of tech sector jobs continues to grow rapidly, with 2830 new jobs created in 2017 and an estimated additional 3200 in 2018, making the tech sector easily the fastest growing in New Zealand, NZTech head Graeme Muller says.

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NZ at risk of falling behind global tech boom

Georgia Taylor
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Industry News, Media Release, Skills & Talent

The major consumer of digital skills, the tech sector, is growing rapidly and generating thousands of new roles a year in an exciting new digital economy, but NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller has questioned if New Zealand will fall behind other developed nations who are also struggling for skills.

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Urgent tech education action needed immediately

Georgia Taylor
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Industry News, Media Release, Skills & Talent

The tech sector and the government need to urgently co-invest in education, to better align tech courses with the future demands of the sector, a landmark digital skills report says.

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Importing tech talent will become a financial drain

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, Skills & Talent

New Zealand’s education system for providing trained tech graduates is insufficient and the country is over reliant on importing advanced digital skills, a leading Kiwi tech expert says.

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Investment critical for a digital Kiwi nation

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, Skills & Talent

The future of New Zealand’s economy hangs on its ability to swiftly embrace and invest in digital tech skills, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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How MBIE is encouraging diversity in tech!

Chantal Thomas
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Skills & Talent, TechWomen

New Zealand’s tech sector is growing, and assisting and fostering this growth is a key focus for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Within MBIE, the Digital Economy team was established in 2015 to support and encourage continued growth, working closely with the wider digital community.

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Research needed for more women get into tech careers

Jackie Clark
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Industry News, ShadowTech, Skills & Talent, TechWomen

New Zealand needs more research on why younger generations of women are not considering a career in Tech and why we see a high dropout of women dropout of the workforce, a NZTech leader says.

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Insights of a ShadowTech Day Mentor

Jackie Clark
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Careers in Technology, ShadowTech, Skills & Talent, TechWomen

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:

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Immigration not the silver bullet for tech skills growth

Jackie Clark
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Industry News, Media Release, Skills & Talent

While the Wellington campaign LookSee has garnered over 48,000 applications it doesn’t mean that tech skills shortage is solved, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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NZ facing security skills shortages

Jackie Clark
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Industry News, Media Release, Skills & Talent

New Zealand is facing a security skills shortage, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

Muller will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the hidden threat of the growing shortage of available people with cyber-security skills at the New Zealand security summit in Wellington tomorrow (October 17).

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