KO WAI MĀTOU?
the system using gaming and provide a pipeline of Māori and Pasifika rangatahi into tech careers
a competitive advantage and leadership for NZ by integrating Māori and Pasifika inherent skills and values into all aspects of STEAM
Māori and Pasifika youth into creative economy careers through connections, learning, creating, making, and enabling intergenerational wealth creation
impactful pathways for fit for purpose training, upskilling, and sustainable career for Māori and Pasifika communities into the creative economy by removing barriers and creating opportunity
An innovative approach
Mixing Māori and Pasifika haututū traits with technology is a recipe for innovative success. Using game led learning and an engaging teaching style, tamariki and rangatahi have fun with the latest video games and technology while growing capability and skills. Bringing mum and dad on the journey makes tech accessible to the whole whānau, lifting horizons, and creating new futures supported by whānau. Establishing a pipeline of organisations that provide career pathways and pastoral care while growing local talent for an international industry.
South Auckland is our home and we have an opportunity to unlock Aotearoa’s greatest potential to change intergenerational futures.
There is a digital divide in Aotearoa New Zealand. The tech industry doesn’t have the talent it needs so imports people from overseas to fill the gap. Working in an export led tech sector can grow our wealth sustainably and equitably, and allow us to imagine a future led by local talent.
South Auckland has not benefited from Auckland’s growth and traditional education pathways have not proven successful for Māori and Pasifika. Employment in future-relevant industry paying $25+/hr is a path out of intergenerational poverty. We can disrupt the system and provide credible tangibles outcomes through gaming. Involving parents is critical to rangatahi tech futures.
We have genuine connections to south Auckland youth, tech sector expertise and relationships , a passion for better future and an exceptionally talented and commited team.
Parental buy-in is critical to youth continuing in the tech sector. Lifting parent’s horizons and opening their eyes to tech oportunities is key.
Strong south Auckland roots enables us to access a pipeline of tamariki and rangatahi who may not have the opportunity to engage with, use or harness technology.
Manaaki, actively caring for those we engage with is a core value. We demonstrate this in all that we do nurturing mind and body.
Partner with tech organisations to develop a career pathways programme that provides pastoral care for success.
Tamariki and rangatahi take their learning with them by earning accredited micro credentials as they progress.
Work collaboratively with similar aspirational organisations in the tech industry to catalyse outcomes quickly and effectively.
Our secret sauce is aligning talent to demand
The NZ tech industry faces a talent shortage and increasing pressure to bridge the digital divide while addressing a widening diversity and inclusion challenge. COVID-19 has exacerbated this.
Through our strong corporate networks and relationships we are establishing a steady pipeline of businesses ready to commit to our career pathway initiatives through providing work experience, internships and graduate roles as well as sponsorship and financial support.
Scale Game Clubs, expos, mini-courses by partnering with accelerators and employers for successful careers.
Tangible enduring relationships with Māori and Pacific rangatahi and whānau to create tech career opportunities through gaming.
Creating opportunities through gaming to get tamariki and rangatahi excited and prepare for tech careers.