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 Canterbury, University of Otago, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, and Lincoln University.
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.
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.
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.
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.