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Educating New Zealand’s future workforce

This inquiry explores the impacts of new and changing technology on the quantity and nature of work. It builds on research and modelling carried out by governments, academics and other organisations in New Zealand and throughout the world. The inquiry aims to answer two main questions: What are the current and likely future impacts of technological change and disruption on the future of work, the workforce, labour markets, productivity and wellbeing? How can the Government better position New Zealand and New Zealanders to take advantage of innovation and technological change in terms of productivity, labour-market participation and the nature of work? The Terms of Reference asks two specific questions related to the education system: How can New Zealand’s education and training system be more effective in enabling adaptation to technological disruption? How can we address the digital divide in New Zealand?