OMGTech! is about giving every kid in NZ the opportunity to get their hands on and learn with the technologies that will shape their futures. Robotics, 3D Printing, wearables and more. It’s about inspiring kids to dream bigger than they knew was possible.
This is the first major collaboration by industry to address an issue that is critical to the future success of NZ and all our businesses. It is the first step in creating the future workforce that New Zealand.
By combining all of our effort as an industry we will be able to make a significant difference to New Zealand's future.
With the support from the technology industry we will run a nationwide major event series of 20 events, each one engaging representatives from approximately 100 schools.
These events will remove the barriers to our kids accessing technology: teachers not understanding how to start teaching these subjects; and kids not having access to these technologies or the inspiration to look for them.
We will engage with representatives from every decile 1-4 primary and intermediate school in NZ at no cost to the participants. This represents roughly ⅓ of schools and a potential flow on to approximately 115,000 kids in our most at-risk communities. We are strongly committed to increasing girls’ participation in science and technology - every event we run has a 50/50 gender split.
4,000 Industry Volunteers
20,000 Student Ambassadors
230,000 Kids lives we have the potential to change