New IT qual­i­fi­ca­tions

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

Eight new ma­jors within the Ucol Bach­e­lor of in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions (BICT) be­gin in 2019. The new ma­jors in­clude busi­ness and sys­tems anal­y­sis, data man­age­ment and an­a­lyt­ics, se­cu­rity, project man­age­ment, net­work en­gi­neer­ing, soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing, sys­tems ad­min­is­tra­tion, and web and mo­bile devel­op­ment.

Lo­cal busi­ness owner Mark Eas­ton from Nodero says that having a BICT de­gree is im­por­tant to the growth of lo­cal com­pa­nies and the fu­ture of lo­cal stu­dents. He says it’s good to have stu­dents around.

“They can net­work while study­ing and this gives them the op­por­tu­nity to gain in­tern­ships while study­ing, some­thing that is not as easy to do when study­ing ex­tra­mu­rally.”

Mark said that having an IT qual­i­fi­ca­tion from a ter­tiary in­sti­tute makes can­di­dates stand out and that they ar­rive on the job with skills that em­ploy­ers are look­ing for. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant for the IT sec­tor.

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