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Digital Tech ITP

Māori Tech Success Workstream Update #03.2021

Current work underway

Distilling insights from IDIA interviews.  Designing initiative to encourage Maori into tech careers and business enterprise

Upcoming engagements / milestones

Organising a small workshop to map out the pipeline from school to careers in and/or ownership of tech businesses.  Alongside this, working with Te Kupenga and MBIE Procurement to design a process to seek a Maori supplier/s to create a compelling Maori in Tech Story (that would sit alongside and complement the Tech and Innovation Story already underway)

Emerging themes

Interviews point to a range of factors within the wider system including signposting in education system and lack of role models. Significant opportunity to increase participation if key factors can be addressed.

Potential funding themes

Funding set aside on the Digital ITP budget

Any issues

Progress has been delayed due to resourcing challenges. 

Digital Tech ITP The Digital Technologies Industry Transformation Plan is an industry / government collaboration to help grow the digital technologies sector as part of the New Zealand Government’s industry policy.