When I feel low, I just look at Industry Connect’s testimonials page. That motivates me more than anything.

Suresh had a background in IT in his home country of India, so he thought he could find a job in the western world no problem.

Unfortunately, without relevant global/local experience & culture fit, he never even got a single interview. His application went straight into the bin without a second look.

That’s when he joined us, and not long after, he’s starting his new job as a web developer!

What would you suggest to people who are struggling in getting their first IT job?

I would say to get some some experience at large-scale projects. You will obviously get that here at Industry Connect. Once you finish the 6 week course you’ll be put into an internship so you’ll have some real awesome experience from commercial-scale projects.

Next I would advice to make connections at the network created by Industry Connect. Also go on LinkedIn and start building your profile.

Thirdly, I suggest updating your soft skills -have confidence in what you are doing.

What was your background before joining Industry Connect?

I do have some experience back in India, I came here and immediately started applying for interviews… and everything went straight into the bin! I didn’t even get a single interview.

After that I decided to join Industry Connect, and after my 6 weeks of training I was put into my internship. I was completing all my tasks on time with the help of my mentors. This was all good local experience that helped me get my new job as a web developer!

Would you recommend Industry Connect to everyone?

Yeah, 110% I would recommend Industry Connect to everyone.

You get here the right experience, including the soft skills like interview preparations, and you’ll make connections automatically because you’ll get to meet and talk to people in the industry. So you’ll have those skills plus your local experience, so yeah, you’ll be ready to go!

I want to say one more thing… when I feel sad or low, I go to the Industry Connect Testimonials page. That motivates me more than anything. That was the triggering point for me to get the job I have now.

Thank you so much!


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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)

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