20 young future technology leaders will be selected from decile 1 and 2 schools around NZ, based on criteria aimed at ensuring more young people in these communities take up 21st Century skills such as coding.

The programme starts in April 2017 and they will complete the programme by April 2018.  

The programme is focused on developing each of these individuals interested in one a 21st century skill and helping them reach their potential with it.  The course also focuses on helping these youth flourish as community leaders. 

What's Involved?

OMGTech!’s Youth Leadership program kicks off with a hands on interactive training and group process skills workshop through a weekend course held in Auckland in April.  This is then followed by 12 months of being paired with a mentor who is currently working in the science and technology sector. Through this mentorship you will develop core leadership skills as well as further your own learning journey in the tech field of your choice.  You will understand where you could go and how you 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, such as at a library, Marae, school or community centre.  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.

How to Get involved

Apply by using our entry form below.

If you have any more questions please feel free to email youthleadership@omgtech.co.nz