Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Mad Scientist Lab Opens Today For West Auckland Kids


Mad Scientist Lab Opens Today For West Auckland Kids

It’s a High Tech Youth Studio that is loud, busy, and lacking crowd control but the perfect environment to excite and engage young Henderson South youth to become the next generation of digital innovators and creative 21st century thinkers.

Studio MPHS is the latest of six “out-of-school” centres affiliated to the growing New Zealand and Pacific wide High Tech Youth Network that is enthusing young people, aged 10-25 years of age in underserved communities, to establish digital careers and higher learning pathways.

Three things that make investment into this project a no brainer report’s Mike Usmar, CEO of the regional Network;

1. Young people are early adopters of technology – they go from zero to amazing, faster than what most schools can cope with now days.

2. Technology creates new frontiers of engagement in learning, it doesn’t discriminate whether you come from a decile 1 school or decile 10, youth with the right mentoring can potentially all be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.

3. The “High Tech” sector now sits as the third highest export earner for the country, now worth over seven billion dollars; “make no mistake if we are not all proactively working towards growing that talent pipeline today – we could well miss tomorrows opportunity to radically impact the prosperity of this country”, says Usmar.

Studio MPHS is operated by MPHS Inc. a community not-for-profit organisation, the Studio has been supported by the Governments Digital Literacy and Connection initiative championed both by the Prime Minister and Minister Jo Goodhew – creating a unique partnership approach between Government, including local Government via Auckland Council Economic Development, corporate sponsors including Microsoft, HP and the Adobe corporation and private donors including the ASB Community Trust, Auckland Communities Foundation and Sky City Foundation.

Studio MPHS will be officially opened today at 4.00pm by the CEO of ATEED Mr Brett O’Riley.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Season Ends: Is Whitebaiting Sustainable?

The whitebait fry - considered a delicacy by many - are the juveniles of five species of galaxiid, four of which are considered threatened or declining. The SMC asked freshwater experts for their views on the sustainability of the whitebait fishery and whether we're doing enough to monitor the five species of galaxiid that make up whitebait. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Smaller-Than-Expected Four-Month Deficit

The New Zealand government's accounts recorded a smaller-than-forecast deficit in the first four months of the fiscal year on a higher-than-expected inflow of corporate and goods and services tax. More>>

ALSO:

On For Christmas: KiwiRail Ferries Back In Full Operation After Quake

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored. More>>

ALSO:

Comerce Commission Investigation: Prosecutions Over Steel Mesh Labelling

Steel & Tube Holdings, along with two other companies, will be prosecuted by the Commerce Commission following the regulator's investigation into seismic steel mesh, while Fletcher Building's steel division has been given a warning. More>>

ALSO:

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news