Re-training in a Post-COVID World

Oct. 8, 2020, 11:51 a.m.

The Developers Institute is a full time course teaching all the foundations for software development and how to become a full stack web developer. 

Maraina Latimer, who previously worked in FIFO (inventory) and through lockdown, knew some changes had to be made.

“When we went into lockdown it was a time to reflect on what we were doing in the future.  I was looking for a career that I could work remotely and the Developers Institute ticked all those boxes for me,” Latimer said.

Ramari Heperi was inspired to retrain after travelling abroad and realising she could have the best of both worlds.

“I spent a lot of time in Bali and I noticed people working remotely in shared working spaces and it got me interested.  As my son gets older it should fit in well with my lifestyle and I’ll be able to take him to different countries and work remotely for a few years,” Heperi said. 

The students all believe there is huge potential for Māori to expand in the digital world which will help Māori move into the future successfully.

“I'd like to see other Māori come into a space we don't usually occupy and realise they have the potential to do what they want without any restrictions.  Then, they can take those learnings back to their iwi and hapū and help our people move with digital technology.”

He Ara Hōu i te Au o te Mate Urutā

He wānanga te Developers Institute e whakaako ana i te tūāpapa o ngā mahi waihanga pūmanawa rorohiko, ka mutu, ngā pūkenga kia whai wāhi atu te tauira hei kaihoahoa ipurangi.

He kaimahi FIFO (whakarārangi rauemi) ō-mua a Maraina Latimer, i te wā o te noho whakamohoao, i rongo ia i te tino hiahia kia rerekē ētahi o ngā āhuatanga o tōna ao.

Ko tāna, “I te wā o te noho whakamohoao, i āta aro ahau ki ōku wawata mō te āpōpō. I te whai ahau i tētahi tūranga mahi e pai ai mahi i Tahiti, ā, i kapi katoa aku hiahia e te wānanga Developers Institute.”

I whakaaweawehia a Ramari Hepi ki te hoki ki te whare wānanga whai muri i tāna torotoro i te ao me tāna i kite ai, ka taea e ia ngā ao e rua.

“I roa taku noho ki Bali, ā, i kite au, tokomaha ngā tāngata e mahi ana i tawhiti i roto i ngā wāhi mahi tūmatanui. Pakeke mai ana taku tama, ka tau te noho o tēnei momo mahi ki tōku ao, ka mutu, ka kawea e au taku tamaiti ki tāwāhi mahi ai mō ētahi tau.”

E whakapono ana ngā tauira, he nui te pito mata kia whakawhānuitia te ao waihanga pūmanawa rorohiko, ā, nā konā te ao Māori e whanake ai.

“He hiahia nōku ki te kite i te hunga Māori e whai wāhi atu ana ki ngā horopaki kāore e kaha kite ana tātou, waihoki, kia kite rātou i te tūwhera o ngā huarahi e tutuki ai ō rātou wawata, ahakoa he aha. Ka mutu, kia hokia ō rātou iwi, hapū anō hoki ki te whakapiki i ngā pūkenga matihiko a te tangata.”

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