Timeframe: short, medium and long term

Grow digital technology skills and capability, particularly for rangatahi Māori, to transform the regional economy to one that is high value, and high income – improving prosperity for individuals, whānau/family, and hapori/communities, throughout the region.

Inspire rangatahi to choose STEM subjects at school, and STEM tertiary education and employment pathways

  • Map/amplify existing initiatives such as Ko Maui Hangarau and Māori STEAM tours.
  • ‘Light up’ STEM pathways through quality career advice, exposure and experience.

Increase household internet access across the Bay of Plenty beginning with the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with a focus on households with tamariki and rangatahi.

Grow workforce digital capability through increasing availability and access to tailored industry-led, micro-credential training designed by employers and delivered in the workplace.