Some Maori and Pacific islands students from 15 low-decile secondary schools in Auckland are attending workshops promoting careers in the information and digital technology sector.
Accelerating Aotearoa of Auckland is hosting workshops at the Manukau campus of AUT.
Chief executive Judith Speight says most jobs in the future will need employees who are competent in digital technology.
Industries want to employ people who are skilled in web design, network computing and marketing, says Ms Speight. Job-seekers with such qualifications are more likely to get work.
Accelerating Aotearoa wants to gear up Maori and Pacific rangatahi, to take advantage of a sector which it estimates will employ 35,000 people by 2017.