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)
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
Progress has been delayed due to resourcing challenges.