The Teachers in Industry Programme connects schools/kura with science or technology-intensive businesses in their community. It is currently operating in Franklin and Papakura only.
Teachers/kaiako spend time with participating businesses to gain industry experience, enabling them to develop business-relevant curriculum content for the classroom.
The aims of the programme are:
Managed by the Royal Society Te Apārangi, Teachers in Industry is a Ministry of Education initiative.
It is part of the national strategic plan for science in society: A Nation of Curious Minds.