Month: March 2019

Marsden Business Network (MBN)’s first networking breakfast event

Marsden Business Network (MBN) — a networking group established by Marsden Technical Institute — held its inaugural Business Network Breakfast on Friday, 29 March 2019. One of MBN’s key objectives is to create a more balanced demand and supply of employment — through a productive and mutually-beneficial collaboration between businesses and education providers. With a …

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Skills Update Horticulture students attend Compost Collective composting workshop

On March 13, Horticulture students from our Papakura campus were treated to an engaging and informative composting workshop by Jennifer from Compost Collective. Jennifer walked students through 3 different composting systems, and demonstrated how organic waste can be a valuable resource for growing food sustainably. Composting is simply “imitating nature at breaking things down”, says …

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Skills shortage in New Zealand: where are the Kiwi Women in the Information Technology (IT) Industry?

Technological advancements are spawning new employment opportunities globally. As the knowledge-based economy takes shape in New Zealand (NZ), the number of jobs in the Information Technology (IT) sector rapidly increases. Today, NZ is experiencing severe shortages in qualified IT professionals required to anchor and sustain the industry’s growth. While NZ desperately attempts to attract human …

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