Asia Pacific Education Group Announces Acquisition of CPP
Asia Pacific Education Group (APEDU) announces the acquisition of IT Tertiary Education Provider, Computer Power Plus (CPP). This purchase follows the 100% acquisition of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in July 2018, and directly preceding that, of NZ Fashion Tech Limited in 2017. More details...
IT School promises jobs within three months of graduating
Computer Power Plus is offering a first for New Zealand tertiary providers: a job in the industry within three months of graduation or your course fees paid back in full, guaranteed.
High School League Powered by Computer Power Plus
The High School eSports League, has attracted 50 teams from throughout the country for its inaugural season. Running a nationwide competition presents its share of technical challenges and that’s where Computer Power Plus steps in to provide support.
Visit from Datacom
Sam Haines, a CPP graduate and ex-instructor came to visit the Wellington Campus in August to talk to our students about his role at Datacom
. Sam is a Business Manager and shared with us some of the innovative software solutions and IT projects his team is currently working on.
Visit from Summer of Tech
Ruth McDavitt, CEO of Summer of Tech
visited the Wellington campus in July to share with our students the opportunities available to them to get paid work experience with IT companies over summer. She also talked about the Summer of Tech bootcamps that help to hone students technical and soft skills for employment.
Visit from Catalyst IT
Stephen Judd, General Manager of Catalyst IT
spoke to students at our Christchurch campus on 18 June. An excellent and informative discussion was had on open source technologies, programming and development.
CPP visit to Japan
Computer Power Plus has been privileged to join with Alpha Educational Institute and Christchurch Educated on a trip to Japan. Our Enrolment Consultant, Paula Mcfarlane visited High Schools that specialise in IT training and she also learnt about the way of life in Japan for students.
Auckland Staff and Students enjoy a night ten-pin bowling
The Auckland staff and students had a great night out on Friday (June 9) on their second annual bowling trip! We had almost 30 people along for a free game, drinks and food, which was a great turn-out. There were also some unexpected bowling stars, even amongst the first-timers! Wellington Campus is planning a similar event in June.
CPP Graduate seen as a hero in Fiji
After completing his Diploma of Systems Technology at Computer Power Plus, Phillip Siegel landed a job for Higgins Contractors back home in Palmerston North, something he attributed greatly to the on-the-job experience he gained as part of his course. Now, Phillip is a bit of a hero, using his 'computer powers' for good, and helping those in less-fortunate circumstances.
Visit from Hudson Recruitment
At Christchurch's Coffee & Chat session (May 29) Angela & Ian from Hudson Recruitment
came to talk to our students about the strong Christchurch IT job market & what employers expect from graduate students entering the workforce.
Visit from Drake New Zealand
We had Joe and Lance from Drake New Zealand
visit us at Wellington Campus (April 24) to give our students very helpful advice on job interviews and the importance of networking to improve ones job hunting success.
IT Industry guest visits Christchurch Campus
Kris Stacey, a graduate student came to talk to our current students at the Christchurch Campus (April 2) about his extensive and varied career in the IT industry. Also what to expect once placed into a IT role here in Christchurch. Kris currently works at Hewlett-packard as a Pre Sales Technical Consultant/Solutions Architect.
Kiwi tech companies are crying out for quality staff.
Seventy per cent of New Zealand technology employers say finding qualified staff is their biggest challenge this year according to the latest employer insight report from IT recruitment agency AbsoluteIT.
See NZ Herald for full story....
CEO from DesignerTech visits Auckland Campus
We had a great turnout of Auckland students for a talk from Ray Delany from Designertech
. Ray came to let us know about opportunities for our students in their graduate internship programme, after taking several students from Computer Power Plus in the past. A past graduate has described Designertech as "the IT industry in one company", and a great place to get a foot in the door and launch your IT career.
Visit from MYOB
Our Christchurch campus was visited by Steve & Paul from MYOB
at our Coffee & Chat session on 8 August. They gave our students an insight into what MYOB are looking for in future employees. MYOB has taken on board several CPP graduates in the past.
Official Opening of New Auckland Campus
Auckland campus staff and invited guests to celebrate the official opening of the new Auckland campus facilities at Level 4, 450 Queen St, on 30 April. The official 'cutting of the ribbon' duty was shared between Kanwal Singh Bakshi - National MP, and Don Campbell, the Whitireia Chief Executive.
The Auckland campus was previously located at Level 6, 246 Queen Street and has now moved to be within the Auckland Whitireia Campus. Students can now benefit from the student facilities that the Whitireia campus offers, such as library and student Cafe.
Photos from the event...