On 6. June 2017 N3T, a subsidiary of NIC, has launched its first Maori Youth Scholarship .
The Scholarship is in memory of G.H. Wilmes, a visionary woman dedicated to excellence and youth development.
Our next intake for 2018 will be in Q4Y18. If you like to apply for the scholarship, please fill in the following form. Our first cohort started mid June 2017.
We plan to take on additional young people as we progress and learn. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact us.
The goal of the initial G.H. Wilmes Maori Youth Scholarship is to get young Maori upskilled in digital technologies and assist them to find a value adding job in Tai Tokerau.
The scholarship will start with a six week intense learning schedule, followed by three months support to transition the scholarship recipient into a fulfilling, paying job in Tai Tokerau.
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“All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed … finding our food, feeding ourselves. That’s where human history began. As civilisation came, we suppressed it. We became “labor” because they stamped us, “You are labor”. We forgot that we are entrepreneurs.”
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Key 21st skills the G.H. Wilmes Scholarship will cover:
- demystifying IT
- digital flyer design to website design
- social media – how to use it to progress your personal & professional development
- artificial intelligence – myths, reality and opportunities
- data analytics – hype vs. reality and opportunities
- user interface design – how to apply your awesome creativity in human-machine interface design
- approaches to creative problem solving
- project management introduction
- how to find a satisfying, meaningful IT job
We endeavor to match the selected scholarship recipient to a skilled mentor to guy you through your professional development journey.
Although we can’t guarantee that you will find your dream IT job in Northland, by participating in this unique, outcome oriented scholarship, you will increase your chances by a country mile.
So what are you waiting for …contact us now.