Industry view of ICT roles and skills: needs in Canterbury

Author: Asgarkhani, M.; Young, A.

Date: 2010

Publisher: CPIT

Type: Conference item

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology


This paper elaborates on the ICT skills needs within both Canterbury region and New Zealand. ICTs play a crucial role in today’s knowledge-based economy. Organizations heavily rely on ICT solutions to develop and grow business. There is an increasing need for ICT skills within organizations – so as to benefit from the use of ICT tools and solutions. A focus group of industry representatives participated in this study – to identify the need for roles and skills within the ICT sector. It appears that there are consistencies in both the need for roles and the use of development platforms for the Canterbury region and all regions of New Zealand. That is to say, ICT qualifications designed to address national needs should address majority of ICT needs within the Canterbury region.

Citation: ["Asgarkhani, M. & Young, A. (2010). Industry view of ICT roles and skills: needs in Canterbury. In S. Mann & M. Verhaart (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Education and Research in New Zealand (incorporating 23rd Annual NACCQ) (pp. 17-25). Dunedin, New Zealand:"]