Maori ICT Scholarships
This is a great small step for Māori into ICT, however I have a feeling it is more of a corporate opportunity for EDS than a genuine concern. EDS is the main client of NZgovernment.
I have to agree with my outspoken colleauge Ariki Gell on the apprenticeship schemes. I am inclined to say that the government needs to look at apprenticships for all NZers not just Māori. In fact, i do not see why ICT companies do not offer more apprenticeship/on the job training schemes for suitable individuals. It would certainly reduce the need to seek suitable staff from overseas emplyment expos and could be cheaper than outsourcing ?