The Teachers in Industry Programme connects schools/kura with science or technology-intensive businesses in their community.
The aims of the programme are:
- to support teachers/kaiako in ways to collaborate with, and leverage off, existing activities to enhance teacher/kaiako engagement with science and technology;
- to facilitate links between schools and industry;
- to foster curious minds by initiating, developing and extending current networks, connecting teachers/kaiako to local business/industry
Managed by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Teachers in Industry is a Ministry of Education initiative, operating in Franklin and Papakura for 2016.
It is part of the national strategic plan for science in society: A Nation of Curious Minds.
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