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Digital Technologies Skills Plan

in 2021, IT Professionals NZ led the Skills workstream of the Digital Tech Industry Transformation Plan, looking at the underlying causes of the skills issues in our sector and what we can do about it.

In October 2021 we released the Plan for Skills and Talent:



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This report is a wakeup call

Our industry is suffering greatly from a mismatch of skill supply and demand, however, the only way we're going to fix this long-term is if we invest in domestic development.

And we have a plan. The Plan outlines 10 Actions that New Zealand needs to take, each with a set of initiatives. There is no silver bullet, and each Action is addressing a different part of the pipeline. 

A deeper dive into up-skilling and re-skilling

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The report from the Skills Workstream report identified up-skilling and re-skilling as a key way to address the skills mismatch, but found a lack of opportunities and coordination in this area. It recommended a strong strategic focus on re-skilling and up-skilling (Action 1 from the report).

In 2022 an industry, government, and education working group ran an extensive consultation process and developed “A Plan for Upskilling and Reskilling in the Digital Technology Sector”.

As part of releasing this report we wrote to Minister David Clark, he responded and we subsequently met with him.

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