Information for Teachers

Would you like to influence the next generation of young women to pursue a career in technology, and help them make the right study choices to achieve their goals?

Sign your school up for ShadowTech and help to create the future technology landscape in New Zealand, and encourage as many girls in years 9 -11 as possible to get involved.

The ShadowTech programme, run by NZTech, encourage young women to consider a career in tech. School students are paired with women working in IT, and shadow them for the day.

ShadowTech registrations are managed through Youth Hub, an online portal endorsed by the Ministry of Youth Development.

How does ShadowTech work?

ShadowTech is a national mentoring programme with events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Palmerston North. In each region, ShadowTech is held on a single day each year, and coordinated by a local tertiary institute.

Students and mentors register their interest in participating, and are matched by the tertiary provider. They meet in a central location to hear inspirational speakers, then spend the day with mentors at their workplace; attending meetings; being introduced to various departments, and mentors even take the girls out for lunch!

The day ends with a group briefing back at the main venue, and an opportunity to provide feedback for the following year.

About Youth Hub

Youth Hub is a free online platform, endorsed by the Ministry of Youth Development, which helps bridge the gap between education and employment; enabling young people to showcase their talents and business-related skills, and build valuable connections with industry members.

See the highlights from 2017

Watch the highlights video and see who participated

How can my school get involved?

If you’d like to participate, please contact us for more information.

This year, teachers can register for ShadowTech and manage their student’s registrations via the YouthHub platform.

Our Platform Partner

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Tertiary Institutes involved in ShadowTech 2018

An introduction to ShadowTech from Director Edwina Mistry

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Visit the MIT website
Visit the Weltec Website
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