Train for IT jobs now

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Now is the time to study in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. ‘‘The de­mand for in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy (IT) pro­fes­sion­als re­mains strong, with seek.co.nz ad­ver­tis­ing 2000 to 2500 IT jobs each month,’’ said Mary Gay­land, team manger for Cen­tre for Busi­ness, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy & En­ter­prise (BITE) at Win­tec.

‘‘Now is an ideal time for peo­ple to gain in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy (ICT) qual­i­fi­ca­tions to grab fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties.’’

New Zealand’s ICT sec­tor is a $20 bil­lion growth in­dus­try, which em­ploys more than 40,000 peo­ple; yet in 2012 there was a drop of 9 per cent in en­rol­ments for IT qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the New Zealand ITO sec­tor, said Win­tec BITE cen­tre’s Bruce Fer­gu­son.

At Win­tec you could study a range of ICT qual­i­fi­ca­tions, in­clud­ing cer­tifi­cates, diplo­mas, a three-year Bach­e­lor of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy and a Post Grad­u­ate Diploma in In­for­mat­ics.

‘‘Win­tec places em­pha­sis on prac­ti­cal learn­ing from in­dus­try-re­spected tu­tors and you will learn how to de­velop com­puter pro­grams, de­sign web­sites, solve com­puter prob­lems, gam­ing and how to work with busi­nesses on their ICT sys­tems,’’ said Mr Fer­gu­son.‘‘En­rol at Win­tec now..’’

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