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 has been designed to spark inspiration for year 7–10  ākonga.  The Summit will showcase 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 will meet at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau to join the Tech21 Summit.  Tech21’s Summit will be recorded and made available on Techweek TV.

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

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

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


Not attending Tech21, but don’t want to miss out?

We’ve got you covered! Watch the summit on Techweek TV.


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’s on at the Tech21 Summit