Menu
Menu
The view from the trenches: ISACA Forum

The view from the trenches: ISACA Forum

Four New Zealand CIOs talk about key issues their teams are facing, and the new areas ICT is working on.

Training tomorrow’s CIOs

Raue says organisations need to play a bigger role in ensuring students get work experience in information technology.

The onus is on us to make sure we are not just telling universities we need 20 more engineers. We need to give them opportunities.

Julia Raue, Air New Zealand

“There is nothing worse than leaving tertiary education and trying to get a job. We interview these people and we say ‘You haven’t got the experience.’ How are they supposed to get the experience? The onus is on us, as well, to make sure we are not just telling universities we need 20 more engineers. We need to give them opportunities.”

Related: Making a difference Sandra Pickering makes sure her schedule as chief technology officer at Vodafone New Zealand is interspersed with speaking at forums encouraging more women to consider a career in information technology.

Related:High school students get a dry run on IT careers Programme at Manukau Institute of Technology raises awareness of career opportunities in IT among school students.

Ambrose discloses that Vector has graduate programmes for engineers, because if they come out of university and are challenged to find job, “We are going to lose them overseas. We want to keep them for two years especially IT graduates.”

Raue says Air New Zealand has a partnership with Unitec, whose students work part time for the airline’s call centre. The students get a good work experience, and Air New Zealand is investigating further with IBM, their partner in the project, on extending the work to include more IT generic skill set.

Follow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinap

Follow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nz

Sign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.

Join us on Facebook.

Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags innovationstrategyrisk managementCIO rolechange managementproject managementISACAtransformationmobile appsAir New ZealandBank of New ZealandTony HayesVectorconsumerisation of technologyskycitybusiness apps

More about Air New ZealandBank of New ZealandBNZFacebookHayesIBM AustraliaISACATechnologyVodafone

Show Comments