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The Ministry’s purpose is to shape the education system for excellent and equitable outcomes for ākonga and whānau.

The Ministry drives system design and changes that support teaching and learning to be relevant, engaging and equitable. We support young people to grow their digital skills through our curricula, guidance, resources and professional development for teaching. We enable young people to discover, explore and connect to the world of work through funding of Trades Academies, and initiatives that support transitions into further study or work.

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P-Tech - Work-integrated pathways into technology

The Ministry is supporting 6 schools to participate in the P-Tech programme. The initiative sees industry, high schools and tertiary education partners working together to address skills shortages and create an industry talent pipeline with the digital sk

TWTV: Nanogirl Labs - STEM in Schools
The Ministry of Education
Techweek TV

TWTV: Nanogirl Labs - STEM in Schools

Nationwide (more than one region)

20 May, 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Free

Join us for a conversation with Nanogirl - Dr Michelle Dickinson

TWTV: Get into games
The Ministry of Education
Techweek TV

TWTV: Get into games

Nationwide (more than one region)

20 May, 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Free

Join us for a conversation with the organisations behind Aotearoa’s Get into Games initiative!

The Ministry of Education updates

Upcoming: Tech22 – navigate to your future

Tech 22 will coincide with Matariki this year. Tech22 will provide up to 1000 young people with an opportunity to explore some of New Zealand’s more innovative technology companies at the Wynyard Innovation Neighbourhood and TheGridAKL in Auckland.

Get into Games 2022

Builds off the successful Get into Gaming! Video Game Development is one of Aotearoa’s fastest growing creative industries. From June 13th – June 17th, online events inspires Years 7-9 ākonga and their whanau to explore what the games industry is.

REGENERATE GameJam – Matariki

REGENERATE Game Jam is a 48-hours of reimagining farming in games to focus on regenerative and sustainable practices.
This Matariki we celebrate both traditional and emerging Māori food production practices.

GovTech Talent

The Ministry supports GovTech Talent. GovTech Talent champions diversity in government digital careers. GovTech Talent empowers young people to stand up, stand tall, and to be the voice of your community.

Summer of Tech

Summer of Tech empowers New Zealand’s diverse tech students to bridge the gap between learning and earning by making it easy and attractive for employers to hire them. Do you want to be part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s next generation of tech talent.

Employer engagement toolkit

A toolkit that supports teachers and careers advisors connect and engage with their local employers - and includes great case studies. The resource has lots of practical tips and tools that help.

School Leavers Toolkit

Looking for practical skills for life. The School Leavers Toolkit has lots of advice and resources to support you to find your way after leaving school.

Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy

Literacy & communication and maths are foundational areas of learning. The recently released Strategy will provide greater supports for teaching so that learners are more successful in these foundational skills, are enjoying their learning more, and help.