The Mana Tangata programme selects 30 students from underserved communities around Aotearoa NZ and pairs them with an awesome tech industry mentor. Together you create the path to become a future technology leader.
OMGTech!’s Youth Leadership programme kicks off with a hands on interactive training workshop through a weekend course held in Auckland. We look after getting all our mentees to this.
This is then followed by 6 months of being paired with a mentor who is currently working in the science and technology sector.
Through this mentorship youth will develop core leadership skills as well as further their learning journey in the tech field of their choice. They will understand where they could go and how they can get there.
OMGTech! will also provide the platform & resources for the leaders, as part of the programme, to set up a technology focused initiative within their local communities, This can be a youth focused event as at a library, Marae, school or community centre or a tech project aimed at helping their community through technology. This will be a student led initiative that will feedback into the community the leadership and tech skills that the youth has gained during the programme.
The programme started in April 2018 and will run for 6 months. If you are interested in being part of the programme in 2019 express your interest below!