We're encouraging diversity in students pursuing science and tech based careers through supporting the Māori Future Makers website, which profiles Māori individuals and whānau in non-traditional knowledge sectors.
What is the Māori Future Makers website?
The Māori Future Makers website profiles thirty inspirational Māori with specialist skills and capabilities who are studying, employed or self-employed in primary, knowledge intensive and growth industries such as sciences, engineering, construction, communications, architecture and agriculture.
Through the use of video and text, these exceptional role models share personal success stories about the study pathways they pursued to achieve success as well as their educational achievements, skills, experience and professional opportunities.
An additional 15 profiles showcase ‘Whānau Future Makers’ – Māori families in business who share and reflect on how they have used their collective resources to realise their economic potential through business and enterprise.
In the video interviews, the experiences of each family is explored – from the highs and lows to the challenges and achievements – in the hope that their personal stories inspire and motivate other whānau to consider pooling their skills and knowledge.
The Māori Future Makers website is aimed at encouraging Māori to pursue higher levels of education, training, employment, enterprise and innovation by supporting students and whānau to make more informed decisions about education, training and careers.