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Australia’s first generation of P-TECH students join IBM

Jade Moffat, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, IBM Australia & New Zealand When I first met Gabriel five years ago, I was introduced to a young, shy teenager with an infectious enthusiasm for all things tech, who happens to be visually impaired. Over the past five years I’ve had the privilege of watching his shyness melt […]

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The skills kids will need for the future of work

Kids starting school have a good chance of working in a job that is yet to be invented. But there are ways to learn skills now that will translate to a job later. Employment opportunities for school leavers have changed dramatically in the last few decades, with some jobs so new that they didn’t exist […]

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Reimagining P-TECH and online learning

Author: Monique Simpson, P-TECH New Zealand Industry Liaison, IBM Global Markets We are now emerging out of lockdown. As we head back to school and some of us return to our workplaces, I hope that we capture some of the successes from learning and working during this time, and continue to take a ‘big picture’ […]

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Encouraging future Kiwi talent with P-TECH

Author: Liz Hampton, Corporate Social Responsibility manager IBM New Zealand When the school year began in February, a new education-business-tertiary partnership also began at Aorere College and Manurewa High School in South Auckland. A cohort of 43 Year 11 students started their P-TECH journey, with a programme that provides for seamless transitions from school to […]

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Data is the world’s new natural resource

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Last  Friday I joined a BusinessNZ audience and had the privilege to introduce the Prime Minister as she made her first major speech of the year. Having attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, the challenges facing economies around the world were clearly top of mind. Many […]

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Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen. This article originally apeared in Education Central. The technology sector is New Zealand’s third biggest exporter and fastest growing industry with companies crying out for IT graduates. IBM […]

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