Nicky is the coordinator and teacher of a workplace communication programme for skilled migrants at Victoria University of Wellington. She has over 30 years’ experience teaching ESOL, EAP and teacher training courses. She is a member of the Language in the Workplace Project research team at Victoria University.
Ruth is the CEO of Summer of Tech, a technology internship programme that connects students to work ready skills and paid summer jobs. She leads a team of industry mentors and volunteers who deliver professional and technical training to tertiary students, and has placed over 600 interns in local jobs since 2006.
James is part of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce where he runs the Skilled Newcomers Programme, an Immigration New Zealand funded programme that provides employment support to skilled migrants and connects them with employers through the Chamber of Commerce network. James works closely with employers and assists in connecting them with the skills they need to run and grow their business.
Carol has managed a group of EAP counsellors and psychologists for the past 10 years. She has significant experience in working with managers and team leaders around Human Resources and Health and Safety issues in workplaces and through polytechnics. For several years she has had international tertiary students to stay whilst they complete their internship in Wellington.
Matt is a successful relationship and network professional, having spent a number of years as the face of small start-ups and family businesses. He started his career in trade and technical work before an injury led him to study and work as a recruiter in the disability sector. For the past four years Matt has worked with RobLawMax Recruitment, combining his passion for recruitment with his technical skills and knowledge.