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Unitec ākonga impress at Business and IT Industry Connect Event

  • Unitec Business and IT Industry Connect Event-slide

Unitec’s Business and IT Connect event took place last week, showcasing the strong ties between the institute and industry, proving the format’s effectiveness in bringing together ākonga and employers, while creating valuable connections with industry.

15 May 2023

The Connect events effectively bridge the gap between students and employers, says Shani Sauerman, Senior Industry Partner from Unitec’s Industry Workforce team.

“What a success! The event had enthusiastic participation from both ākonga and companies and showcased our commitment to nurturing future professionals while meeting the demands of the business and IT sectors. As Unitec-Te Pūkenga builds its ties with industry, students can look forward to more opportunities to connect, learn, and grow in their chosen fields.

Shani expressed her delight at the praise from attending businesses.

“Exhibiting employers across the board communicated that Unitec ākonga were impressive, future-focused, and knew their stuff. With more than 100 students in attendance and some incredible organisations joining us on campus, Business and IT Connect 2023 was a great testament to Unitec’s strong ties with industry and the dedication of our ākonga to making the most of the opportunities on offer.”

Total number of students who attended Business & IT Connect 2023: 112

Business & IT Connect 2023 welcomed an impressive lineup of organisations who actively participated in the event:

  • Neptune Pacific Direct Line
  • Datacom
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Ray White Manukau, Manurewa, Mangere, and Mangere Bridge
  • TupuToa
  • Summer of Tech
  • Network Edge
  • Orb360
  • Abodo Wood
  • Tax & Trust Professionals Limited
  • Baker Tilly Staples Rodway
  • Human Resources Institute of New Zealand