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Science in society good for business

Science in society good for business

BusinessNZ has welcomed the first science in society plan released by the Government.

The plan sets a direction for the next 10 years for a more science-capable New Zealand.

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says the plan’s initiatives for the next three years will help get more people engaged with science and lead to higher skills in science and technology in the longer term.

“High-growth jobs increasingly require science, maths or technology skills, and the need for those skills is already acute.

“Initiatives such as more science and technology in teacher education, more development opportunities for science and technology teachers, better careers advice provision, and better connections between business and science will all help to boost the position of science and tech.”

He said the refresh of the digital technology content in the school curriculum was also needed.

“More young people choosing science and tech careers and more engagement of people with science and technology will bring significant benefit to business and the community,” he said.

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