Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


ICT graduate school fantastic news, says Chamber


Business Central

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Media Statement

3 June 2014

ICT graduate school fantastic news, says Chamber

The government’s announcement of a graduate school for information and communications technology in Wellington is fantastic news, says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley.

“This is a further shot in the arm for the city’s strong ICT sector.

“The smart city just got even smarter.

“This school is an opportunity to address significant high-level skills shortages in our rapidly growing ICT industry by being able to feed directly into it.

“Wellington has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies per capita in New Zealand, and we have 22% of all jobs in the computer system design sector, so we are perfectly placed to take full advantage of the skills the school will produce.

“It’s a real tailor-made opportunity for Wellington, with funding for education, research and collaborative initiatives to attract top students and academics and help them connect with our high-value high-tech firms.

“Recent figures for our hi-tech sector show it is growing three times faster than any other region, and that the number of ICT export businesses is growing so fast that Wellingtonians are more than three times as likely to work in ICT as people in other cities.

“This school will support and accelerate that growth.

“I’m confident we have forward-thinking education providers and industry partners here to play a big part in the tender process to develop and operate the school.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Floods: Initial Assessment Of Economic Impact

Authorities around the region have compiled an initial impact assessment for the Ministry of Civil Defence, putting the estimated cost of flood recovery at around $120 million... this early estimate includes social, built, and economic costs to business, but doesn’t include costs to the rural sector. More>>

ALSO:

Food: Govt Obesity Plan - No Tax Or Legislation

Speaking to Q+A’s Corin Dann this morning, health minister Jonathan Coleman said tackling obesity was at the top of the Government’s priority list, but there was “no evidence” a sugar tax worked, and further regulation was unnecessary. More>>

ALSO:

Treasury Docs On LVR Policy: Government Inaction Leads To Blurring Of Roles

The Treasury wouldn’t have had to warn the Reserve Bank to stick to its core functions if the Government had taken prompt and substantial measures to rein in skyrocketing Auckland house prices, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Final EPA Decision: Tough Bar Set For Ruataniwha Dam

Today’s final decision by the Tukituki Catchment Board of Inquiry is good news for the river and the environment, says Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri. “Setting a strict level of dissolved nitrogen in the catchment’s waters will ensure that the dam has far less of an impact on the Tukituki river." More>>

ALSO:

"Don’t Give Up":
End Of Kick-Start Hits KiwiSaver Enrolments

ANZ said new enrolments for the ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme had dropped by more than 50% since the Government announced an immediate end to the $1,000 KiwiSaver kick-start incentive in the Budget last month. More>>

ALSO:

Serious Fraud Office: Alex Swney Receives Jail Sentence

Former Chief Executive of Heart of the City Alex Swney has been sentenced to five years and seven months’ imprisonment for charges brought respectively by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Inland Revenue. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news