The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has introduced a VMware module to its Bachelor of IT degree.
In a collaboration with VMware, IBM, NetApp and BlueBerryIT, it has embedded New Zealand’s first VMware IT Academy curriculum in the third-year networking paper.
Senior IT lecturer Mark Caukill says NMIT is taking one step further a virtualisation educational process it began three years ago in classes.
“Our job is to look at what’s happening in the market and to get students jobs,” he says.
“This is an exciting project for us as we are able to provide our infrastructure stream students with vitualisation and storage education experience that will be of immediate use to them as graduates fresh to the IT industry.”
The institute takes advice from an industry advisory committee.
There are around 150 students taking the degree. The VMware IT Academy component was introduced in October.
NMIT currently offers nine courses in computing and IT.