“If it wasn’t for Industry Connect, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Presila Mercado has a typical story for Industry Connect participants. 

She arrived in New Zealand with a degree in IT, but found it worthless when looking for a job in the country because the market here is so different.

Everywhere she looked, she was asked the same question; do you have local experience?

Settling for something else

“I struggled a lot in finding a job,” Presila told us. “I got lots of rejection, and then I finally said, I have to give it up, give up for the meantime and look for a job that could provide me with money.”

“I had to make money for my daily expenses. I need to eat and pay rent. I was thinking I would do waitressing for the meantime, and that would give me time to self-study at home because that’s only a part-time…

I worked for three years in that restaurant.”

Industry Connect to the rescue!

“So in the middle of those three years, I discovered Industry Connect. The more I read about them, the more excited I got.

“I messaged them and they got back to me immediately, providing me with all the information I wanted and a time for a meeting.

At the meeting, I met the founder and owner, and he boosted my confidence. He was like “Yeah, you can do it! All you need is experience!”

“The great thing about Industry Connect is, they help you create and maintain your own plan, and employers see that in you.

“I got to learn about new tools and technologies, and which technologies companies are using nowadays.

“Industry Connect teach the new things, so a person will always be up to date on their skills, and it’s important, because employers know you’re up to date.”

Presila was working as a waitress with no hope of finding a job in IT, even though she had a degree in Computer Science.

Once she found us, we trained her, brought her up to date with the latest industry standards in New Zealand, and now she has landed a job as an Automation Test Analyst!

Join us and get the local experience you need!

If you have arrived in the country and are finding it difficult to land a job in IT, then take the next step in your career and join us for our next online information session.

Juanita Strydom, the General Manager of Industry Connect, will be online on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm NZ time, 5.00pm Australia Eastern Standard time and 8:00am UK time.

Joining her will be the Industry Connect team members, as well as the owners of successful software companies, all of whom are ready to answer any questions you may have.

The gang will explain who we are, what our programmes are, and how you can join us.

To secure your seat in the info interview session, simply click here and fill out the form and we’ll be in touch to confirm your invitation!

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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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