What is ShadowTech?

ShadowTech provides girls in years 9 -11 with an opportunity to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech sector roles.

The programme connects girls at school with women working in the tech sector, who act as mentors.  Secondary school students get to spend a day with the woman in tech, experiencing a day in the life of an IT professional.

Our objective is to see an increase in the number of females who choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects at a secondary and tertiary level and ultimately choose a career in tech.

ShadowTech Dates 2018

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Monday 21 May            Wellington

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Tuesday 22 May           Christchurch

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Wednesday 23 May     Auckland

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Friday 25 May               Palmerston North

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Thursday 7 June           Hamilton

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Tuesday 26 June          Dunedin

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Did you know?

– Only 3% of 15 year old New Zealand girls consider a career in IT

– Women make up only 23% of those employed in IT occupations

– The tech sector has the highest paid and highest qualified employees

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