Train for IT jobs now
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..’’