ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford

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Nigel Young

Head of Department Enterprise and Digital Innovation, Ara Institute of Canterbury

I'm the HoD for Enterprise and Digital Innovation at Ara. We're educating learners for new and progressing careers in business, ICT and technology. We work closely with our community and are always looking for opportunities to work closer to get the best outcomes for our learners, so feel free to contact me if your organisation is interested in working with Ara to help transform lives through education.

IT Apprenticeships

Thursday 1:00pm - 2:30pm, CITRENZ (

Earlier this year the government announced the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) which supports learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. Even though "technology" was listed as a targeted area, the actual structure of an IT apprenticeship seems to continue to be problematic. This session allows for discussion on IT apprenticeships and other targeted industry-based training initiatives.