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Divers Group offers internships and work experience

CPP provides work-ready graduates through internships

The Divers Group have partnered with Computer Power Plus to offer hands-on work experience opportunities to their students. This is a beneficial relationship because it provides students with the opportunity to learn in the field, and earn money along the way.
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Jane Idelson

ITP membership helps students to jump-start their careers

Andrew Boening, the Auckland Student Liaison for the Auckland ITP, spoke recently to a student gathering at our Auckland campus about the many benefits of becoming an ITP student member.

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Jane Idelson

From barista to software developer, DIY attitude pays off for CPP graduate

When Jane Idelson was looking for a graduate role in IT she used her initiative to make it happen, and now she has a role with Cactuslab in Auckland as a Junior Developer.
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Alfred Sanft

Tongan student, Alfred, set sights on IT career early

"A career in IT is not stereotypical for young people from the Pacific Islands. If the opportunity is there you should take it. Especially with IT because it is the future.”
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Gaming as a career pathway

Gaming as your pathway to an IT career

If you want to turn your passion for gaming into a career then studying the Level 6 Diploma in Software Development with Computer Power Plus may be right for you.
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Melodie Joseph

Melodie Joseph: The Fashionable Programmer

The former fashion retail manager and model decided to switch to an IT career where she could follow her earliest passion - that of being an artist. According to Melodie, programming is an art form in its own right - code has the potential to bring great wonder and ingenuity to our world.
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CPP Supports Free Fees Policy

CPP Supports Free Fees Policy

Computer Power Plus has welcomed the recent announcement by the new Government, which has pledged to cover the fees of first-time students during their first year of study.
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HSL Finals

Mt Albert Grammar Searching for First High School League Title

Mt Albert Grammar School have a big task in front of them but they believe they have what it takes to win the High School League’s second split. The national secondary school eSports competition reaches its finale at the Armageddon Expo at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on Saturday 21 October.
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HSL Finals

Northcote Aiming For Challenger Division Title in HSL

Northcote College No 3 are one of the great success stories of the High School League 2 Challenger Division. The team had to be replaced at the beginning of the competition when the original line-up was unable to continue due to other sporting commitments. That created a void for the new side and they have battled through the playoffs to earn their spot in this Saturday’s grand final at the Armageddon Expo at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.
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gamining was my gateway into IT

Gaming was my gateway into IT

Computer Power Plus knows that many of their students got into IT due to their interest in gaming. With that in mind, CPP and TechCafé co-launched the ‘Gaming was my Gateway’ competition earlier this year that asked our gaming audience to tell us about how gaming led them into IT.
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Five popular IT jobs and their salaries

Five popular IT jobs and their Salaries

So you’re everyone’s go to for IT fixes, hacks and tricks. Cool. You game a lot; really cool. You’re an oracle on coding – that is truly awesome. So why not make a living out of what you’re good at.
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new courses in 2018

New course offerings for 2018

Computer Power Plus will launch three new Level 6 programmes of study in 2018. CPP will offer the New Zealand Diploma in Networking, New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration and New Zealand Diploma in Software Development.
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how to land your first grad job

How can you land your first IT Grad Job

Getting your first graduate job can be a challenge. We spoke to Ashley Sadler, a Business Manager for Madison Recruitment, who provided some great advice on the job market.
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echolan

CPP students grab great work experience at Echolan

Echolan was an exciting gaming event in Auckland with plenty of tech-minded types so it was only fitting that Computer Power Plus sent students there.
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find your feet in the workforce

IT qualifications provide diverse career options

Beginning your education with an IT qualification is a great starting point to ensure that you can take your career to a range of different avenues. This is because it provides a range of transferable skills and can help you move across a range of industries.
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Great work experience opportunities

CPP provides great work experience opportunities

Computer Power Plus provides their students with the opportunity to get hands-on work experience through TechCafé’s Rent a Tech initiative. Finding competent IT help can be costly but TechCafé, which is a CPP initiative, provides outsourced IT specialists to help those who need staff on short or medium-term contracts.
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CPP student helps lead the way at Govhack 2017

Computer Power Plus student Andrew Saunders took part in Govhack recently where his team won a Surface Pro for a ‘number 8 wire’ award for innovation. Andrew is studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in Web Development and Design and found out about Govhack through the CPP Open Data course material.
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HSL shoutcaster

HSL shoutcaster enamoured with League of Legends (LOL)

My name is Alex “Jump” Borawski and I am one of the shoutcasters for the High School League. I love watching the HSL as you all grind your way towards the playoffs and, hopefully, the live finals at Armageddon on 22 October.
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Meet-ups

How to make meetups work for you

Tech and IT Meetups are a good platform for students to network with like-minded people in the IT industry. They’re a place for people to expand their knowledge and share information on topics that interest them.
But, before we go any further, you might be wondering: ‘What are Meetups?’
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Video production

CPP/TechCafe providing video production services to industry

One of the services that TechCafé offers is the ability to create custom video content. TechCafe has produced videos for Playtech (a large IT hardware retailer in Auckland) and these are currently featured on the PlayTech website and TechCafé’s YouTube channel.
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