Another success story from Industry Connect, this time with Kamal landing a job as a Junior Software developer with his very first job interview!

We sat down and talked to him about what it was like being at Industry Connect.

“I used to work on a Cruise Ship, ”he tells us, “I started from a kitchen background, but because of certain circumstances, I had to work to support my family.”

“So I had to come to New Zealand and started an IT course at AUT. After I completed that course, I applied straight away to Industry Connect.”

So why did Kamal decide to join us straight out of University? “I heard that instead of just applying for jobs and getting rejected, if I joined Industry Connect I could learn more technical skills, which is what is needed in the industry.

“That not only helps to get me a job, but also gives me the confidence to start. When you start a job, and you’re also confident, that matters as well I think.”

So what were the new skills Kamal picked up?

“It was more on the technical list, so MVC, C#, Bootstrap and Javascript. But there were also soft skills I picked up. Our team leader was focused on the non-technical side, so from the very beginning he would talk to us about our communication, presentation skills, and how to talk to people, how to work in a team as well.”

And if there’s anyone considering joining Industry Connect, what would his advice be?

“Oh definitely. Definitely. It doesn’t matter which way you do it; if you apply for jobs first, or come to Industry Connect straight from University first. It gives you the confidence and prepares you for interviews.”

Kamal is just one of dozens of success stories to come out of Industry Connect’s Job Ready Programme. If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact us today, and let’s get the ball rolling on your new career in software development.


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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