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Balancing the gender scales in New Zealand’s tech workforce

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation has joined forces with Datacom, to increase the number of women pursuing and excelling in careers in technology.


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Petal to the Metal brings home a win at the NZ Game Awards 2020

Alex Bartlett's game, Petal to the Metal, won the Student Slice at the NZ Games Festival annual awards show called The Pavs.

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Bringing Stories to Life

Raised in an environment that encompasses his stories and histories, Turanga Mahutonga of Yoobee College Rotorua scored himself a fully paid scholarship by bringing these stories to life through the art of animation.

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Joint Research Conference 2019

On Friday 22 November from 1 – 4.30 pm NZMA, NZST and Yoobee Colleges are holding their first joint research conference. We are very excited about the collaboration and the 17 speakers that will showcase their research that is at various stages from just starting and planning, to fully completed with interesting results.

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Wellington with a Twist

Concept Art Competition for secondary school students. Take an iconic Wellington landmark and add a twist of either dystopian, galactic, apocalyptic, medieval or fantasy realm elements (or all of the above!) to transform it into something out of this world! There are no limitations as to how much “twist” you add to your work.

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Sovereignty Through Digitisation - Research Symposium 2019

Friday 19 July saw Yoobee Colleges host their inaugural Research Symposium as a group at the Queen Street Campus. The Keynote Speaker was Te Aroha Grace, Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei.

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A Joining of Forces

Yoobee Colleges brings together South Seas Film & Television School, Animation College, Yoobee School of Design, AMES – The Institute of IT and Design and Arts (Canterbury) to create New Zealand’s largest specialised college delivering innovative, practical and industry relevant training.

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Designing Better Lives

He’s got a passion for design, epic web development skills, and an undeniable heart of gold. And now he has found his ultimate calling, using his design expertise to benefit the lives of people all over the world. As a user interface designer for Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Jonathan Ellis creates medical devices used in the treatment of over 12 million patients each year. It’s work that he finds exciting, inspiring, and incredibly rewarding.

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Flexing Creative Muscles

Yoobee tutor Philip Lord has carved out an international career most creatives only dream of, and he’s picked up a bunch of accolades along the way, including Silver and Bronze Pencils at the prestigious One Show awards.

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Attitude is Key

This multi-talented creative has made her mark across all aspects of the film and television sector, from researcher, production manager and director to scriptwriter, presenter and actor. Sasha Handsaker's ability to succeed in a broad range of roles is underpinned by her unwavering passion for people – her special gift for finding the magic in the daily lives of everyday folk.