Education

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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

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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P-TECH tackles digital skills gap

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand New Zealand like many other countries is experiencing a digital skills shortage as a result of industries being reshaped by data science, AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity. The Digital Skills Forum reported in December 2017 that New Zealand has a growing digital skills shortage, primarily due 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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