Find out if you’re el­i­gi­ble for NZSE schol­ar­ships, free IT course

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Have you ap­plied for a job lately? If you found the go­ing tough it was most likely be­cause un­der the cur­rent eco­nomic cli­mate em­ploy­ers are ex­tremely picky.

But while most in­dus­tries may be strug­gling, IT is still hir­ing good num­bers. A search done on Seek.co.nz by the Manukau Courier on June 17 yielded more than 1400 IT jobs, which was by far the high­est among all cat­e­gories. This is backed up by Ca­reers.govt.nz that shows the IT sec­tor lead­ing with five of the top 10 high­est pay­ing jobs in the coun­try.

If you are in­ter­ested in a ca­reer in this grow­ing in­dus­try, the New Zealand School of Ed­u­ca­tion’s School of In­for­ma­tion & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy of­fers seven pro­grammes tai­lored to­wards in­dus­try re­quire­ments. One of the lead­ing providers of IT ed­u­ca­tion in the coun­try for the past 11 years, NZSE can help you make a great start to your ca­reer with ei­ther schol­ar­ships – if you meet cer­tain el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria – or their zero fee course, the Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Com­put­ing – Level 3.

NZSE also of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to ‘try be­fore you buy’ with the Taste It work­shops, pro­vid­ing the com­mu­nity with in­sights into what ac­tiv­i­ties, train­ing meth­ods, and path­way op­por­tu­ni­ties are oc­cur­ring through­out var­i­ous pro­grammes.

NZSE grad­u­ated nearly 300 IT grad­u­ates in June 2014.

‘‘We have been suc­cess­fully guid­ing stu­dents into in­tern­ships and great ca­reers through part­ner­ships with in­dus­try and AUT,’’ Stewart Whyte, Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Man­ager, says.

The in­sti­tute gives stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to sit in­ter­na­tional cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ex­ams as well as gain in­dus­try recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

‘‘I would ad­vise peo­ple to get out of their com­fort zones and stay abreast of what’s new if they want to get ahead in the job mar­ket,’’ he says.

As well as IT, NZSE of­fers cour­ses in de­sign and busi­ness stud­ies.

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