Who we are
A stronger Aotearoa through fostering and growing careers with Pacific Islanders and Māori in New Zealand’s Technology Sector
Elevating Aotearoa's Future began through the recognition of the under-representation and under-valuing of the contribution that Pacific Islanders and Māori have to offer in the fast growing, high demand technology sector.
Seeing the cost, time and relevancy challenges faced by candidates today, we created an industry ready training programme coupled with guaranteed employment opportunities.
With the bulk of job growth in fields that require high degrees of social and emotional skills (World Economic Forum (2016), New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology) our technology workforce needs to represent the population it serves.
Our commitment is to deliver the true social and economic benefits of diversity through action.
Evan Wilson - Head of Data Innovation at Qrious
Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe
Chris Borton - Public Health Sector Lead at AWS
Sam Allen - Tech Director
Elle Crocker - Project Manager
Employers committed over the next year
Candidates signed up over the next year
New hires in the public cloud data field supported through the fast track programme by the end of 2021
Growth in NZ Summer of Tech candidates identify as Māori or Pacifika by end of 2020
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