Industry Projects are an integral component of the SHIFT programme and give students the opportunity to gain valuable connections and world-class work experience. It is a chance to practice new skills, collaborate and network with industry professionals and can sometimes offer a pathway to employment with the host organisation.
In celebration of the Dunedin 2019 SHIFT cohort end of year, hosting the Industry Showcase was an opportunity to hear first hand from students and their industry hosts about their positive experiences and challenges, and to celebrate the achievements of their Industry Projects.
SHIFT is strongly supported by industry engagement throughout the year and it is wonderful to see the cohort build strong relationships within the industry through mentoring. The SHIFT students were highly regarded by their industry hosts, both for their new tech skills, and the maturity, professionalism and initiative they bring to their host organisation. For some organisations, this was the third time they had taken a SHIFT intern!
Some students have already secured employment with their industry hosts, or are currently in the negotiation process, while others are being sought by employers elsewhere. The students have gone into a variety of roles following their Industry Projects, these include:
- User Experience (UX) Designer
- IT Support Technician
- Audit Intelligence Analyst
- Graduate Software Developer
- Business Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
We would like to extend a massive Thank you! to the following industry hosts, without your input, this part of the programme would not be possible. SHIFT's linking of education and industry continues to deliver top results, and together we are helping to build New Zealand's tech capabilities.
- CCL Ltd
- Fisher & Paykel
- Flock Consulting
- Gallaway Cook Allan
- Iris Data Science
- Look After Me
- MTF Finance
- Pacific Edge Ltd
- The Logic Studio
- University of Otago - Schools of Surveying and Digital Humanities
We are very proud of the students and their achievements throughout the year and wish the 2019 Cohort all the best for their future careers in tech.
"I've come from being tech hesitant to someone with diverse tech skills and drive, ready for problem solving and being part of meaningful change." - Anita, 2019 SHIFT Graduate
If you are looking to up-skill into a tech career, or you may be an organisation looking for a student to help with your next project, please get in touch with us. Our SHIFT students are talented, mature and professional and are dedicated to pursuing a rewarding career in technology, and adding value to your business.