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In 2017 TechWomen in partnership with MBIE, Ministry for Women, the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women, and NZRise ran a pilot programme called “Return to IT”.
The programme’s focus was on assisting women who have taken a career break to return to work in the digital technology workforce. Women can face a number of barriers when re-entering the workforce, especially in the tech sector where skills and trends evolve so quickly.
Return to IT worked with a number of organisations who were willing to support flexible work schedules, help with training and upskilling to current industry standards and provide mentoring, to ensure these returnees had a successful transition back into the workforce.
The pilot has now concluded and TechWomen want to use the learning to produce a handbook for any organisation interested in attracting and supporting this largely untapped talent pool into their workplace.
We are looking for your support to make this happen! Can you help?
- We need pro-bono professional services in the form of copywriters, HR consultants, or generally awesome people who can put together a document worthy of publishing
- we would love an organisation guru to coordinate people to get this done! Are you a project manager keen to make a difference?
- Maybe your organisation could share a case study? Has your organisation set up a great return to work programme that you want to share?
- Or could your organisation sponsor the handbook? We could use the funding to employ some wonderful professionals to finish off the job.
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