16 May 2016

New School of Creative Technologies opens its doors!

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New School of Creative Technologies opens its doors!

In order to keep in step with the country's growing need for information and communications technology (ICT) graduates, the New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) has just opened the doors to its fourth Auckland campus, the purpose built School of Creative Technologies, in Avondale.

The new campus was officially opened on April 20 with a Powhiri and performances from the Rutherford College Kapa Haka group. A mixture of community stakeholders and VIP guests including the Hon. Amy Adams Minister of Communications attended, with the new campus to serve as a hub of ICT studies for the wider West Auckland area, providing modern spaces and blended learning styles to emulate real life work environments.

NZSE managing director Brijesh Sethi pointed out that skills-based education means giving students the best of both worlds and preparing them for the globally competitive employment market. "At NZSE, we believe in empowering students for their future by educating them through skills."

According to Vodafone's CEO of networking, Sharina Nisha, a quarter of a million of the company's customers are youth. Around 50 per cent of those customers are women, highlighting the importance to New Zealand's IT education sector in encouraging more females to study IT and serve as a sector of the graduates who will serve these demographics.

Nisha appreciated the key role played by NZSE as a partner in educating the digital generation and giving them confidence in choosing an exciting and lucrative career in the IT industry. She also acknowledged and congratulated five domestic students who were recipients of the Vodafone Technology Scholarship.

Located at 2171 Great North Rd, Avondale, the campus will offer a suite of IT and animation diplomas, with pathways to bachelor degrees as well as an array of entry level IT jobs.