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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
Hundreds of Auckland schoolgirls will later this month have a hands on experience how some of New Zealand’s most hi-tech companies such as Air New Zealand, Microsoft and Vodafone operate.