Industry benefits from student placements
Shift students have been putting their newly acquired skills to good use during their industry placements, providing organisations with tech solutions, while extending their own capabilities.
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SIGNAL has already awarded some Educate Scholarships for 2019, but there are still several available. These scholarships will help teachers and schools access the professional development needed to deliver the Computer Science (Computational Thinking) aspects of the new Digital Technologies curriculum, and boost the capabilities of their fellow teaching team.
Use your skills to help local charities as SIGNAL Dunedin hosts the first ImpactNPO Hackathon Nov 9 -11. This event is open to anyone with tech, marketing, communications, business or other skills that could make a difference to our local community. Interested? Read on for more info from ImpactNPO!
Many graduands dream of making their 23 second capping walk a time to remember, but there are few who do it in as much style as Eteroa Lafaele. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to the vivacious Eteroa about her new found fame, her positive role model status and what inspires her everyday.
NZ Agritech companies are making waves on the global stage, and have several opportunities to work alongside some of the world's largest food producers, who are investing heavily into robotics, sensing and automation. The potential economic benefits of this are tremendous as we discovered at the AgritechNZ roadshow which recently toured NZ.
Do you have an idea for your business or organisation, but have had to park it? Could it be the start of a productive line of work? Perhaps some research, assessing, testing or user experience design project that will potentially add to your bottom line? The 2018 SHIFT cohort will soon be starting their 200 hour Industry Project work with local organisations, and we are calling for projects in Dunedin.
Exciting times ahead for the Christchurch SHIFT'ers starting on their Industry Projects. In this photo, left to right are Orbica's Banika Sirohi (Orbica Full Stack developer - mentor) and Antonin Caen (Orbica Geospatial Architect - mentor), with two members of the 2018 SHIFT cohort, Arthur McGregor & Kiriana Brown.