P-TECH

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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IBMers Join P-TECH Students During Blue Day Out

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand IBM’s latest global research shows that employer demands are rapidly changing; in just two years, the importance of technical and digital proficiencies has dropped significantly relative to the willingness to be flexible, agile and adaptable to change and the ability to prioritise. One of the most dramatic […]

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Introducing Generation Z to P-TECH

Author: Liz Hampton, Corporate Citizen Manager, IBM New Zealand Creating Pathways In Technology I’m an IBMer collaborating with two local schools, The Warehouse Group, Ministry of Education and the Manukau Institute of Technology to bring the programme called P-TECH (or Pathways in Technology) to New Zealand.  As part of that journey, we are running a […]

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What does it really mean to inspire?

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Last week, I was honoured to represent IBM as a finalist for an NZ Hi-Tech Award in recognition of our contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech sector. I was also thrilled to present the Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual of the Year Award to Peter Beck, Founder and CEO, Rocket Lab. […]

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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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Using AI to address the cybersecurity skill shortage

Author – John Martin, IBM New Zealand security practice leader Humans are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity – over 90% of security incidents are attributable to human error. This is when people do things like click on a bad link, open an attachment which is laden with malware or fail to change […]

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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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