Innovative Young Minds (IYM) is a pioneering initiative by Hutt City Council and Rotary Hutt City. It's changing the way young women view careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and high-tech manufacturing (STEMM).
About the programme
IYM is a one-week residential programme where all students stay together at Silverstream Retreat, Upper Hutt
Participants experience first-hand what it's like to work in diverse industries like ICT, engineering and high-tech manufacturing. Lower Hutt businesses and research-led companies, CRIs, and tertiary education providers open their doors to showcase their work and profile the myriad of job opportunities available in tech, engineering and science.
IYM has been running since 2017. We now run two sessions of the programme during the July school holidays. Session 1 runs during the first week, and session 2 is during the second. There are 40 places available per session.
Half of these places are open to Year 11 and 12 young women from throughout New Zealand. We exclusively offer the remaining positions to students from schools in the Greater Wellington Region.
How you can find out more
Go to the IYM website for more information about the programme, alumnae profiles and videos.