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