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Inzone Careers Kiosk

Summary

Inzone Career Kiosks let students explore a huge range of different training and career opportunities in an approachable way. The video clips are carefully selected to provide students with a brief insight of what to expect from a range of different industries and what opportunities they have been exposed to through following that career pathway.

If the student finds something that interests them, they are then provided with follow up information via a txt response system which also gives them a chance to share their findings with their family or whanau (Maori for ‘extended family’) which can then open a discussion on careers at home.

To see how the kiosks work:

https://www.inzone.co.nz/careers_kiosks/

Published on the 28/06/2023

Launch year2009

How many schools are currently making use of it?51-250

Other tagsFree of cost

TechnologyVideo streaming

Career developmentAccessing information/guidance, Job fairs & career talks

Age groupLower-secondary (ages 12 to 15), Upper-secondary (ages 16 to 18)

CountryNew Zealand

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Resource overview

Website: Inzone

The Inzone kiosks are located throughout New Zealand are offered in a stand-alone form which are situated in school libraries, careers rooms and youth/job centres. The careers kiosks are also utilized in the Inzone Careers Coach, a mobile display unit which includes 26 careers kiosks in a single space during a national road show throughout the country.

Inzone Careers Kiosks enable students to access a wide range of career options by using short relatable videos. These videos are easily accessed using boutique software that is intuitive for any user and specially created to allow Inzone to provide follow up interaction using a txt response system.

Description of technology

Inzone uses a range of different digital technology, the hardware includes a Lenovo desktop paired with an ELO touch screen which are then connected to cellular wi-fi using 4g modems which allow them to be a simple plug and play product. Inzone has created its own bespoke software that powers the kiosks and is able to connect to an AWS server for automatic updates.

How the resource makes career guidance more effective, efficient and/or equitable for students

The Inzone Careers Kiosks give students a chance to freely explore a wide range of different careers/pathways in an interactive way. It is also a great way of connecting them directly with their chosen industry with further information from the txt response system Inzone has developed.

Challenges or potential barriers to use

Inzone is working on a way to incorporate the options for subtitles in their videos for students with English as a second language or people who are hearing impaired.

The resource is free of charge.

Support for users

Inzone Careers Kiosks are intuitive and have a short introduction video allowing them to be completely autonomous.

Additional details

Has the resource been…

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…informed by research?

No

…funded by government?

No

…recognized by peers?

No

…evaluated?

No

This resource has been endorsed by Te Aratai College, in Christchurch, New Zealand

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