DWC support for Tech Roadshow

17 May 2022
Development West Coast
Development West Coast has teamed up with Digital Natives Academy, Victory Up, Drive Safe West Coast and Go With Tourism to hold a Tech roadshow for Techweek22.

Empower: Te Haerenga/The Journey is a roadshow across the West Coast raising awareness of digital technology careers/pathway options through experiential learning opportunities.

DWC Vocational Coordinator Latham Martin says, “the roadshow will help our rangatahi gain a deeper understanding of the digital career opportunities that exist and are available to them.”

The roadshow will be travelling from Karamea to South Westland from 16 to 27 May, presenting digital wellbeing courses at West Coast schools and digital hubs, covering topics such as: internet usage, wellbeing (Te Whare Tapa Whā reworked), social media, cyber bullying, internet safety, online gaming and social spaces, and career pathways.

“The courses will help expose students to new technology, connecting gaming with the world of work, and help develop a better understanding of careers and pathways aligned to digital technology, coding and eSports,” Mr Martin says.

Virtual reality headsets, driving simulators, and other tech tools will be available to students during the roadshow.

As part of Techweek22, DWC will also be hosting free business and community workshops presented by Digital Natives Academy. This includes public workshops showcasing digital technology and how it can revolutionise business, and workshops for whanau and community on cyber safety and digital wellbeing.

“The roadshow and events wouldn’t be possible without the support of Te Wheke Digital Hub, Byte - Māwhera Digital Hub, and the West Coast Technology Education Trust.”