Welcome to the last publication of 2019 from your South Island ICT Grad School, and what a fantastic year it has been! Here is a snapshot of our highlights of our year at SIGNAL:
SHIFT Graduate Programme
Excellent results for both the Christchurch and Dunedin SHIFT cohorts has earned many of our graduates full-time tech roles soon after completing their industry projects. Our students continue to exceed industry expectations - well done to our 2019 graduates, you've set the bar high!
Congratulations to our Dunedin SHIFT cohort (below) who have mostly finished their 200-hour industry placements with fantastic results for themselves and their hosts. We're excited to confirm some students have already had full-time job offers with their project hosts, and we're excited to see where the new year takes them.
The Christchurch SHIFT July cohort (below) have completed semester one studies and amazing collaborative industry projects, and are looking forward to jumping into their individual industry placements early next year. You can read about their recent Networking Event with industry hosts here.
XTEND Industry Programme
XTEND recently celebrated success with three awesome graduates this year. Congratulations to Kyle Ford, Gavin Dilworth and Michael McDonald, you and your organisations are already reaping the benefits of this in-work professional development offering that focuses on embedding a workplace project, process or innovation.
SIGNAL has been a presenter, sponsor or supporter of many events this year, both on-site and at industry gatherings such as the Canterbury Tech Summit, Future of Learning conference and the IT Professionals of NZ national event ITx. We have attended on-campus and city-wide careers expos, hosted tech community events such as GameDev Meetups, AGILE Meetups and been part of many events as part of NZ's celebration of innovation - Techweek19 festival.
Finally we would like to sincerely thank everyone who has been a part of our year - our learners, teaching staff, industry partners, and collaborators - for all your efforts in 2019.
It has been a fantastically successful and productive year and we look forward to even greater achievements in 2020.
Meri Kirihimete - Merry Christmas!
From the SIGNAL Team