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 between $51,000 – $83,600, and median weekly salary of $1,153.84. That’s $79.84 more every week than the median weekly salary for Pacific people in Aotearoa!
We know the difference that makes in the home, on the table, for the whanau. This adds up to a 7.43% increased median weekly income and delivers on our kaupapa to increase economic outcomes for Māori and Pacific peoples.
Sisters in Tech: To the 28 amazing wahine who completed our intensive course of digital upskilling and workshops. They stepped out of their comfort zones and challenged themselves and we are so proud to see them stepping into roles in the tech industry. We continue to support them along their chosen pathways.
Ministry of Pacific Peoples: The MPP funded a 10-week MPP Covid Delta Project with rangatahi being paid as digital interns. The interns developed core digital, project management and time management skills as well as planning and hosting an online event to showcase their experiences with Covid and its impact on their whanau.
Auckland Council: Manurewa, Otahuhu-Mangere Local Board continued their support of rangatahi and the 3bf programme. This ‘Earn as you Learn’ model proves its approach time after time, empowering rangatahi to gain essential qualifications in tech, while being paid the living wage.
Many of these students start the next part of their journey in 2023. Some will become candidates for the growing number of paid internships that support our people to gain the experience, mentoring and networks that they need to be successful.
To everyone who has been part of our journey so far, Ngā mihi.
Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia!