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NZTech event for teachers crucial for New Zealand’s future

ShadowTech Teachers, a game-changing programme for teachers run by NZTech and supported by the Ministry of Education, is taking teachers, the key influencers of students, into tech firms to see first hand exciting tech careers.
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Industry experts to show teachers all about tech

Following the national success of ShadowTech for students, TechwomenNZ and CreateOps is this week running a ShadowTech day for teachers for the first time. The ShadowTech day for teachers will be held on Wednesday which will create an opportunity for teachers to gain first hand understanding as greater responsibility falls on teachers to pass on … Continue reading "Industry experts to show teachers all about tech"
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ShadowTech tackles gender imbalance

“Right now there’s a gender imbalance in the tech industry.  The sector employs more than 120,000 people, but only 23 percent are women.  I want that to change.  It needs to be much higher,” said Minister Clare Curran at yesterday’s Wellington launch of ShadowTech. Yesterday, 200 secondary school girls met at Te Auaha New Zealand … Continue reading "ShadowTech tackles gender imbalance"
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Research needed for more women get into tech careers

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

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 … Continue reading "Insights of a ShadowTech Day Mentor"
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Fresh push to get more women into IT

Efforts to encourage women into software programming and other parts of the tech industry are going up a notch. Industry body NZTech is doubling the size of its ShadowTech Days mentoring programming, which will this year pair 500 high school girls with women already in the industry, after receiving funding from the Ministry of Youth Development.