New Zealand Summer of Code/Summer of Technology: an industry, student and tertiary engagement

Komisarczuk, Peter, Clegg, John, McDavitt, Ruth and Linton, Andy (2011) New Zealand Summer of Code/Summer of Technology: an industry, student and tertiary engagement. VISTAS: Education, Economy and Community, 1 (2). pp. 84-93. ISSN 2047-7449

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In 2006 the Wellington Summer of Code was brought to life engaging ICT undergraduates with innovative Wellington employers, it has developed into a thriving talent pipeline engaging all levels of tertiary students and industry in the Wellington region. Summer of Code engages students during term time through industry led learning and a summer seminar and workshop series that are open to all. It has worked with the NZCS to integrate the Evening with Industry where undergraduates see young IT professionals starting their careers discussing the move from academia to the real world. Through Summer of Code ~70% of students are retained in full or part time employment and ICT career opportunities explored. In 2010 Summer of Code evolved to the Summer of Technology by incorporating engineering, design and business analysis and the scheme provides a template for other centres in New Zealand. This paper explores the success of Summer of Code, its engagement models, curriculum aspects and the potential for the future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2011 University of West London. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Information and computing technology, ICT, undergraduates, work experience, employers, New Zealand, Information technology, IT professionals.
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 16:11
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:41


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