Overview

Students, academics, mentors, industry professionals and thought leaders work together to satisfy tomorrow’s IT demands.

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School focuses on growing New Zealand’s IT industry – and on developing professionals to meet that growth. The school delivers programmes developed in conjunction with industry.

SIGNAL (South Island Graduate Network and Laboratories) is a collaboration between the University of CanterburyUniversity of OtagoAra Institute of CanterburyOtago Polytechnic, and Lincoln University.

Cutting edge, studio-based IT training

SIGNAL does things differently from traditional tertiary education. Gone are traditional lectures, in favour of studio-based projects, seminars, industry placements and projects, mentoring and work-based learning. We base our programmes across two locations (Christchurch and Dunedin), close to industry.

IT training for all backgrounds

Our programmes are for all aspiring and current IT professionals – whether you are educating the next generation in our schools, wanting to transition from a non-IT background into an IT role, or hoping to develop your skills and capabilities while in an IT role.

Teaching the right industry skills

SIGNAL is not just about the technical – we value business skills including teamwork, communication and innovation highly. We believe IT professionals need a range of strengths to ensure the NZ IT industry flourishes. A mix of contributors from the SIGNAL Network – academics, current industry professionals and other subject experts – deliver our programmes.

Signal is about partnerships

We would love to work with you and your organisation to help develop your IT professionals – and see how they can contribute to SIGNAL programmes and New Zealand’s growing IT industry.

Contact us to find out how we can work together.

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