week Careers in games 14 June - 18 June 2021 Explore & Learn about
the Video Game Industry

Get into Gaming

A week of online events that connect and inspire ākonga (learners) from every background to discover careers in one of Aotearoa’s fastest growing creative industries – video games.

WHERE

WHEN
Monday to Friday
14 June to 18 June 2021


Why is this important?

In 2019 only 30% of senior secondary schools’ students took any type of Technology standard.

Digital Technology is one of the fastest growing parts of the Aotearoa economy, generating billions of dollars in exports and creating thousands of jobs each year.

The global gaming industry is now worth more than the film and music industries combined.

Explore Aotearoa’s digital skills landscape in the 2021 Digital Skills Aotearoa.


An event for young learners!

Exploring new career pathways in the digital and creative tech industries.

Our Events are aimed at Years 7-9 Ākonga (Learners). We also welcome any school and your ākonga to join us, especially Te Kura and whānau that home school their tamariki. There is also a focused Parent + Whānau event.


DISCOVER - EVENT SCHEDULE

The same event runs 3 times per day, so you will only need to attend one time slot each day.
Daily events run for 45 minutes.
10am | 12.30pm | 2pm
  • Day 1

    Monday 14th June

  • Focuses on the professional side of gaming and talks about the life of a pro-gamer and to explore the parallels between traditional sports and gaming using concepts like sportsmanship, team work, communication, and having a high performance mindset. Experts focus on the pathways they took to be where they are today and how others might also follow in their footsteps.
    Competitive Gaming
    Esports
    Where
    YouTube

  • Day 2

    Tuesday 15th June

  • Focused on showcasing the life of a pro gamer or a game streamer. It is a chance to give some insight of what goes on behind the scenes for those in the spotlight and then to have some fun experiencing gaming first hand and also focuses on the pathways and struggles that each person took to be where they are today and how others might also follow in their footsteps.
    Esports
    Professional Gamers
    Where
    YouTube

  • Day 3

    Wednesday 16th June

  • Focused on the social aspects of gaming and how people interact with each other. It explores why people enjoy gaming and how many different kinds of people enjoy gaming. It covers the topics of inclusiveness, variety and representation and why it is important to young people. The sessions also explore some of the major problems in gaming like toxicity and gate-keeping.
    Behind the Scenes
    Digital Tech Careers
    Where
    YouTube

  • Day 4

    Thursday 17th June

  • Focuses on the entertainment side of things and the rise of gaming in pop culture. We talk about the rise of the game streamer and content creators and how they have become the new celebrity while exploring the popularity of video games in everyday life before jumping into some more games.
    Content Creation
    Esports
    Live Gaming
    Livestreaming
    Pop Culture & Celebrity
    Where
    YouTube

  • Day 5

    Friday 18th June

  • Focused on exploring the educational pathways within the digital space. We all play games but who makes the games, how can you get on the path to become a game designer or to work in the digital tech industry. We'll also showcase a number of amazing crews who have been innovating in this space. We also talk about the different career options within the digital tech industry like, character or world designing, digital artist or animator.
    Animation
    Coding
    Digital Tech Careers
    Esports
    Where
    YouTube

  • Parent/Whānau Event

    Wednesday 16th June

  • Careers in Games, Digital and Creative Tech Pathways. The session will provide parents and whānau with information so that they understand how gaming or tech might be their child’s future.
    Content Creation
    Digital Tech Careers
    Livestreaming
    Professional Gamers
    Wellbeing
    Where
    YouTube

REGISTER

Click below to register to take part in the online events
 

Hosts & Speakers

We are excited to be adding more speakers as they are confirmed.

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