Science, technology and innovation are now part of every industry and career. We want our people to have the skills to lead and contribute as part of tomorrow’s workforce. Education opens up opportunities for people of all ages to be curious, create, invent and discover.

Lower Hutt has a large number of high and medium technology businesses with a large number of employees working in these fields and are always seeking local talent. Hutt City Council aims to foster this talent through programmes and facilities.

Innovative Young Minds

Women are under-represented in science and technology in New Zealand and we want to change that. This week-long residential programme for Year 11 and 12 female secondary school students, allows them to experience what it is like to work in diverse industries like engineering, high-tech manufacturing and science.


Hutt Science

Hutt Science inspires young people to get involved in science and technology earlier. Providing teaching kits, professional development and children’s programmes for primary and intermediate school teachers to help engage children in science. 



Connect with science and technology through books, eResources, talks, workshops, hands on experiences and experts at any of our 8 libraries around Lower Hutt.  Libraries offer hundreds of events every year for people of all ages including computer courses, robotics and coding workshops, science talks and much more.



Our Clubhouses in Naenae and Taita are free, creative out-of-school learning environments for people aged 10-18. They’re part of an international youth programme of over 100 Clubhouses in 19 countries with a focus on exploring technology through the arts. Young people work in a self-led environment with mentors to explore ideas, learn new skills, build confidence and find future career options.