Requires stand alone electronic engineering course in college program


The Education Minister has been requested to reconsider how digital media is educated in schools.

An open letter, signed by three of the top technology and company heads of New Zealand, continues to be sent to Minister Hekia Parata.

Orion Health chief executive Ian McCrae said they need digital media to be educated as a stand alone area.

Mr McCrae said by learning digital technology, pupils will be served in life.

The occupations are good-paying and the abilities are sought after worldwide.”

But Ms Parata said they have already declared digital technology will be composed under the technology umbrella into the program.

She said the area is too omnipresent to be standalone.