• Workchoice
    Teachers Workchoice Day
    September 21, Spark NZ, Victoria Street West, Auckland Central

Teachers Workchoice Day

2017 Events

September 21, Spark NZ, Victoria Street West, Auckland Central

Connecting educators and employers

As the climate of employment and employability changes, so too must the classroom to best support young people today.
Teachers Workchoice Day now entering its fourth year offers a fantastic opportunity for the professional development of educators in seconadry schools or Tertiary roles that directly work with young people developing their employability skills and work readiness. Our past Teachers Workchoice Days have given over 350 teachers a fresh look at the world of work as well as providing them with increased industry knowledge that they have been able to take back to the classroom.


  • Digital Technologies
  • Equipment & engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Material World: The structure of matter
  • Mathematics and statistics | Number and Algebra; Measurement; Statistics; Levels 1-3
  • Media Studies
  • Nature of Technology: Characteristics of Technology
  • Nature of Technology: Charateristics of Technology; Characteristics of technological outcomes
  • Physical World: Physical inquiry and physics concepts; Using physics, Physics
  • Physics
  • Technological Practice: Planning for practice

The Day- 

During the morning session you will hear from industry leaders who will share their expertise on current trends in their respective industries and will give you an overview of the skills they are seeking when employing at entry level positions.

The afternoon session consists of workplace visits giving you the opportunity to see how technology and innovation are changing the world of work. 

Places for visits are booked on a first in first served basis. So make sure you register today to get your preferred workplace visit. 

Workplace visits

  • Fletcher Building
  • Foodstuffs
  • Hirepool
  • McDonald's
  • NZME
  • Ports of Auckland
  • Sky TV
  • Spark
  • The Warehouse Group
  • T & G Global

Registration is now closed. For any inquiries about Teachers Workchoice Day, please contact Shaun Gear on shaun@workchoice.co.nz.


September 21, 2017  

Timing Purpose Speakers / Catering
8:30am to 9:00am Registrations open Tea/Coffee on arrival
9.00am  Welcome  MC – Kate Rodger 
9:10am  Keynote Speaker
Andrew Patterson

Youth Employee Panel

  • Fletcher Building - Keri Graham, Steel Distributions
  • Trade Apprentice - Kendra Falefitu 2nd year Apprentice 
  • Media Entertainment - Kylie Telford, Recruitment and Brand Lead, NZME
10.30am  Morning tea  
10:45am  McDonald’s  Liz McAllister and Marion-Hila Tuaivi


Industry panel
  • T & G Global- Jason Greene- Growing Manager, Covered Crops
  • Hirepool- Reuben Munday- Branch Manager, Wynyard Quarter
  • The Warehouse Group- Ginger Li- Head of Digital Product & UX Design
11:45am  Spark NZ Renee Mateparae, Commercial and Operations Director, Spark Ventures
12.00noon Closing remarks and summary Workchoice Manager
12.00noon Lunch   
12:15pm-12:30pm Gather for Buses/Taxis   


Afternoon visits

Afternoon visits have limited numbers at each site. Allocation of places are on a first in first served basis. 

We anticipate that all participants will be dropped back at Spark by 2:30pm-3:15pm

Lunch details
Lunch will be provided at the venue prior to leaving for your host visits.
Please contact us if you have any food allergies

There is no free parking at the morning venue. We recommend you use public transport or plan ahead. There are numerous parking buildings in proximity to Spark.