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Tech22 Tour

On Wednesday 29th June, sixteen eager students from year 11-13 together with Mrs Reid and Mrs McGough experienced Tech22 Tour based at the Wynyard innovation neighbourhood in the city. The aim of the morning was to spark inspiration and showcase tech innovation and creativity, providing an opportunity for school leavers to join one of the fastest growing and highest paid sectors.
Our first stop was to the Microsoft building where we listened to stories from current employees (one of whom was Abby Chen, a past student) about their pathways into their current roles at Microsoft. It was interesting to see how the different pathways and courses landed them a job in technology and IT.
We then walked to the Tesla studio to learn how Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. It was real fun to sit in a Tesla and experience the new technology in newer electric cars.
We had a small tour of Media Design School where we had a look at their latest Matariki project.
From there we headed back to the main hub and talked to employees from Trade Me and it was very interesting to see and understand how the Trade Me team developed their app and how they operated. They also went through different pathways and how they landed in IT careers. Tyler reported overall, it was very interesting and eye opening to see the different kinds of technology, jobs and careers and it helped me understand what I want to do in the future, and most importantly how to get there. Cael commented it was an enjoyable experience and would go again and loved all the free stuff.

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