A nation of makers

Published: Thu 10 Feb 2011 10:00 AM
A nation of makers
Posted by Clare Curran on February 9th, 2011
One of my children describes himself as a “maker”. And he is. He makes film animations, has moved to making video clips. He directs, films and works out the sound, then edits. He still needs help. He’s 10.
What’s his pathway into the world? What will NZ look like when he leaves school? Will we have an encouraging environment for him to do tertiary study and then get a good job. Or just get a good job? Will he stay here?
New Zealand desperately needs a focus for our future. What industries are we fostering and growing? What jobs can our kids look to?
Yesterday, NZer of the Year Sir Paul Callaghan said this:

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