The urgent need for IT graduates has seen the NZ Digital Skills forum sound a warning bell indicating that the industry is growing much faster than the rate of new talent, supplied by graduating students and new immigrants.
Computer Power Plus (CPP) is one provider who is tackling the task of filling the growing list of employment opportunities with graduates who have the skills and knowledge to jump straight in. Furthermore, Computer Power Plus and Whitecliffe College have joined forces to continue to expand and improve their IT programme offerings to become one of New Zealand’s leading providers of IT and professional skills training.
Andrei Averianov, a recent graduate of CPP who is now working at Datacom as a Graduate Network Engineer, says of the experience he had at CPP: “Valuable experience provided from amazing real world opportunities through to helpful meetings with professionals.” regional Manager Kelly Cairns adds that “the real world opportunities are a crucial element to a student’s journey which is why CPP students are given opportunities to hear from industry experts as well as having practical, hands-on experiences.”
With campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch CPP supports students throughout the country to complete qualifications in areas such as Web Development, Technical Support, Networking, Systems Administration and Software Development.
One such graduate is Dafir Jacob, who after studying at CPP gained employment as a Project Manager before working his way up to being the Managing Director at Divers Group, which is an end-to-end IT logistics company. Dafir says, “I had a great experience with CPP, they provided great support during my study. CPP is well connected in the IT Industry and that puts them in a good position to provide students with practical experience.”
Are you ready to enter a world of opportunities? Computer Power Plus and Whitecliffe College consistently strive to see our students and graduates excel in the ICT industry by applying the latest learning techniques and industry relevant courses. Applications are open now!