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Look into any number of classrooms around the country where technology and sciences are taught, and you may find only one girl among a room of boys. 
What's the future of banking? The stigma of it being traditional and boring is over - a technology injection is bringing a host of new jobs and necessary skill sets.
We've heard plenty about efforts to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics - or STEM - a more diverse space and one that appeals to tomorrow's bright minds. Are they working? Jamie Morton talked to one of our best known role models for science, University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

A way with words

Jude Barback loves having a job that allows her to write for a living.
Calling all young Kiwi engineering students - one of the world's top auto manufactures and Formula 1 teams is looking for you.
From pulling pints to unblocking pipes, Halley Edgar has no regrets about giving up her bartending job to study to become a plumber. Nor is she phased about being a female in a male-dominated industry.
Calling all carpentry apprentices: Here's your chance to win a $50,000 prize pack!
Machaela Robbins says her HITO beauty therapy apprenticeship has been “rewarding and fun”.
There is a high expectation to attend university these days – but is it for everyone? And is the money better in a trade? By Lawrence Watt
Esmey Parata can’t speak highly enough about her plumbing apprenticeship.
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