ICT Graduate Schools stakeholder workshops Background and Preview. July 2014. The ongoing growth of ICT technology. ICT technology continues to advance at a rate of knots. Increasingly, these developments disrupt business models and shape our personal lives.
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ICT technology continues to advance at a rate of knots. Increasingly, these developments disrupt business models and shape our personal lives.
As these new technologies are rolled out and adopted, they enable further adoption of more intelligent industry-specific solutions.
Worldwide, the ICT industry is expected to grow by US$1.3 trillion between 2013 and 2020 – generating $5 trillion worth of spending in 2020 2
In 2012 New Zealand exported $659m worth of IT Services1
New Zealand is in a unique position to benefit from growth in ICT technology, which increasingly cuts across the geographic boundaries that have inhibited our productivity. We see an opportunity for New Zealand to take a leadingposition in the global the ICT industry.
Developing the cutting edge technology and skills that innovative businesses need to thrive
This will create a talent pipeline for employers, while paving clear career pathways for students into a high-tech, high-value industries
The ICT skills market is becoming increasingly complex and will demand significant and meaningful collaboration between industry and education providers
The ICT Graduate Schools provide an opportunity to develop new knowledge and give students cutting edge ICT skills through the creation of genuine industry and education provider partnerships.
This is a chance to think about education differently.
We want to tap into the expertise out there in industry and the education sector - you are best placed to tell us what’s required and how to deliver it.
A market approach offers an opportunity for you, as industry and education providers, to work together to develop innovative solutions around what the ICT Schools could look like and how industry focussed ICT education should be delivered.
An independent panel of experts, comprising representatives from the education, industry and government sectors will assess the proposals.
These workshops will provide stakeholders an opportunity to contribute to the development of the ICT Graduate Schools policy.
There will be two discussion sessions at each workshop, focusing respectively on two overarching questions
The output of these discussions will ultimately help to determine the criteria that will be used to assess the models that consortia propose.
We expect final decisions on school operators to be made early next year and implementation to begin from mid 2015.
Other Interesting Reading
The Government’s Business Growth Agenda: Building Innovation
Productivity Commission: Boosting productivity in the services sector (esp. chapter 10: Supply and demand for IT skills)
Christchurch Development Corporation: ICT Sector Workforce Survey Report
ICT Industry Reports