Andrew McPherson, one of the founders and directors of Industry Connect, and Juanita Strydom, the General Manager, will be heading down to the south island and holding an information night in Christchurch. Then on the way back to Auckland, the pair will be stopping off in Wellington to answer any questions you have about Industry Connect, and explain how we can help you start your career in IT.

If you’re a recent graduate or new local job seeker, finding it hard to enter the IT Market or wanting a change in career, come along and have a chat with Andrew and Juanita and find out how we can help you.

The evenings will be held on:

Tuesday 17th April, BizDojo, 4 Ash Street, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday 18th April, Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

On the night you will discover:

  • Who we are and why our founders started Industry Connect
  • What our programmes are, how they work, what they cover and the steps to joining one of them.
  • How the internship works with our partners.

To attend simply book your seat here:

Why join us at Industry Connect

As technology business owners, we see an increasing issue where there is a shortage of skilled software developers in the market to support business growth, however, at the same time recent graduates with acceptable grades, struggle to find their first entry-level role and get their careers underway.  There is a real risk that these technology graduates will be lost from the industry if they do not find their first role and instead pursue other employment options.

As employers and senior IT managers over the last 15 years, we have employed many technology graduates and believe we understand, and can address, the fundamental drivers of this problem. Our goal was to create a course that addresses these issues.

Often employers don’t want to invest in up-skilling a graduate in commercial software development tools and frameworks.  They would rather hire someone who already has acquired these skills elsewhere.

Many students that graduate university technology courses demonstrate introverted personality traits.  They are often quiet, shy or reserved and don’t effectively ‘sell’ themselves.  For some graduates it is their personality or communication skills, for others, it’s cultural or English is a second language.

Many graduates don’t have the industry knowledge and confidence to approach the job hunt and talk with prospective employers effectively and therefore, they are not able to answer interview questions effectively.

Many graduates don’t have the industry connections to help them find their first job.

That’s where we can help.

Come along to our information evening, and let us show you how.

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
  • Test Analyst

  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
  • Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.

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