As per the recent NZ employment statistics Unemployment has risen to the highest level since 13 years. There is an urgent need to create employment by creating new jobs or replacing outsourced jobs with NZ skilled unemployed people. There is a scope in current NZ IT education market to introduce new courses that are more relevant to NZ IT job market. The concept of Getskills is to introduce these courses in NZ IT education system by collaborating with IT colleges all over New Zealand. These part time courses will be delivered by industry experts e.g Managers from various corporate, Technical Leads and Architects to the students to give them a real life industry exposure. Objective of GetSkills will be Teach, Train and Place. Teach: By delivering lectures by Industry experts. Train: Train them on live industry projects. Place: Help and guide students to find employment
10 Industry experts from Telecom NZ, Chorus, Alcatel Lucent , Aruba Networks US, Business Mentors, GraffitiTech, Inc US have already joined this initiative 2 webinars on Software Testing and Interview skills have been organized for NZ School of Education.http://www.nzse.ac.nz/ 120 students attended the Software Testing Webinar with a great response from students for Testing certifications. In talks with 7 other colleges for free webinars from Industry experts
Admin , Teacher and Student Logins for Scheduling and attending classes Ipad and Android platform supported User registration. Facebook Login coming soon Live Interaction through video conferencing Screen sharing
Admin: 1. Go to getskills.co.nz 2. Login as firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Click "Schedule a Class". Fill in the details and pick a teacher to schedule the class. The time zone is NZ. Enter the time. 4. Select a teacher to whom you would like to assign the class. 5. Once the class is schedule, it is shown under "My Classroom". 6. Under "Actions" click on the users icon to add a student to the class. 7. This action would open a student drop down to add the students to the classroom. 8. You can even launch the class from the admin account as well.
Teacher 1. Logout and enter as teacher 2. Find the class scheduled by the admin for this teacher. 3. Launch the class
Student 1. Logout and enter as a student with the following credentials 2. Find the class scheduled and launch
A great opportunity for Work and Income and Get skills to solve the unemployment problem because of skilled crisis in NZPlease refer the link below for a Skilled crisis article recently published in NZ Heraldhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&obj ectid=10849313 An opportunity for thousands of unemployed people across NZ to get in touch with Industry experts that can be their future employers. An opportunity to learn latest technologies, Industry Certifications e.g Cisco, Juniper, Software Testing, Business Analysis from Industry Experts. An opportunity for hands on training on Test Management tools, Network devices e.g Routers, switches to make unemployed people industry ready.