Earn as You Learn is a programme run by 3BF which pays secondary school students the living wage to attend extra-curricular classes in which they are taught financial literacy and skills applicable to a career path of their choosing. The Teacher Chantelle Foketi, a teacher at Te Ara Poutama, is the coordinator of the programme […]
As we step closer to the end of 2022, we are thankful to so many; supporters, employers, funders, awesome candidates, rangatahi and whanau who share the kaupapa; to help create futures for Māori and Pacific peoples. 54 people into new tech careers: Super proud of the 54 people we’ve helped into tech careers. With salaries ranging […]
Cecile Tanuvasa works as a service request analyst for Auckland Council, but that wasn’t always the case. Tanuvasa is of Samoan heritage and grew up in Otara with her mother, father and three siblings. When Tanuvasa left highschool she wanted to progress her studies at a university, but her parents had aged considerably and required […]
Laurence-Jarel Lim thinks following your passion should come first and foremost when trying to find a new career. Laurence, who works as an internal support engineer, is a born and raised Wellingtonian, calling Karori his home. He studied a double major in psychology and computer science at the University of Wellington, which he finished last […]
3Bags Full challenges traditional models of education and employment. Their kaupapa is to unlock the potential of Māori and Pacific people to support and grow New Zealand’s tech industry. The achieve this through digital education, wrap around mentoring, employment. The ‘Sisters in Tech’ initiative is a powerful example of 3BF’s mahi.
A recent article published on Computer World highlights the extent of the tech sector shortage New Zealand is currently facing. The article references two recent reports, both of which call attention to the need for digital skills within NZ. In response to these reports, Amazon Web Services claimed 35% of workers will require digital training […]
3Bags Full is working with NZTech, Microsoft and the Ministry of Social Development to support wāhine onto career pathways in the tech industry. Designed by 3BF, the empowering programme works with women who are seeking jobs and matches them with real opportunities in tech companies. “We know that Maori and Pasifika are underrepresented in this […]