ShadowTech offers the unique experience to students: be mentored for a day by Tech Professionals in their workplace!
Students are paired up with a mentor who will host them at their place of work for a day. With their mentor, students are taken through a “day in the life of” experience that has them sitting in on meetings, witnessing the communication and interaction between peers, and seeing what a typical day is like in the IT Industry.
The programme is largely aimed at high school aged young women, however all students from year 9-13 level in NZ high schools and kura can participate.
ShadowTech strives to smash down the barriers for, and commonly held misconceptions by youth regarding the IT industry. It provides an invaluable experience that sees many of the students taking part leaving motivated to choose IT as a career path.
This uptake increases further when paired with the highly successful TechHub Talks and 123Tech programmes.
We also occasionally run a version of Shadowtech for teachers - see the website for details.