Information for teachers, careers advisors, ākonga and their whānau

What is Tech21?

The Ministry of Education and NZTech have partnered to host Tech21, to inspire ākonga (learners) into technology careers. 

The Tech21 Summit was designed to spark inspiration for year 7–10  ākonga.  The Summit showcased tech innovation and creativity, plus the opportunity for Technology Learning career pathways.  The Tech21 summit is hosted in collaboration with Techweek2021, a weeklong nationwide festival of innovation.  

How does Tech21 work

On Monday 24 May, school groups met at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau to join the Tech21 Summit.  Tech21’s Summit was recorded and is available on Techweek TV.

The Tech21 Summit featured high profile speakers and showcased technology careers with storytelling and hands-on experience.  

Ākonga also discovered more in the Imagine Zone, a space to touch, feel, see and imagine.  This was an opportunity for ākonga to actively engage in state of the art tech, do something exciting and imagine their future. 

Tech21 was a pilot project and school participation is by invitation.

Why join Tech21?

We want to help ensure ākonga are interested in pursuing opportunities for technology careers.

We know there is a tech job to suit everyone and we want to show ākonga tech careers involve more than just coding!  This provides a unique opportunity to join New Zealand’s fastest growing and highest paid sector.  

Explore New Zealand’s digital skills landscape in Digital Skills Aotearoa.

Connecting for a better future, discover Techweek2021, 22-30 May.

Check out what was on at the Tech21 Summit