Wayfinders go beyond what is known and through Pūhoro we are on a journey of discovery towards new horizons. Within the rich narrative of wayfinding we learn that knowledge is considered a verb through learning by doing. As navigators upon Te Waka o Pūhoro our tauira live within a modern context. The journey of our rangatahi has shifted from ancient exploration of the seas, to navigation towards understanding the sciences and the technological advances of the future.
Pūhoro continues to open vistas of the science, technology and innovation landscape to our rangatahi that have never been seen or contemplated before. We are developing rangatahi to be active participants in the STEM economy of tomorrow. We are working to develop a community of future Māori technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and thought-pioneers. These leaders will excel in high value careers and be the producers and developers of cutting-edge future innovation as our kaumātua envisioned. These rangatahi are, and will become self-determined empowered leaders, who can bridge both worlds simultaneously.
Launched in 2016, Pūhoro was developed in response to national low engagement of Māori in STEM-related career pathways that subsequently leads to lower numbers of Māori representation in science and technology industries in Aotearoa. Pūhoro seeks to change this space and recognises that a STEM workforce is required for an innovation-focused future society. This is our story.
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