Meaningful work (experience) for ICT students

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26 Jun 2018

As part of the Mobile Technology course, Bachelor of ICT students were tasked to build a prototype app that will allow the client, Stop Smoking Canterbury to provide a service available to everyone, more especially reach young adults where a high prevalence of smoking occurs.

Four students emerged as winners in the app development. They are Sarah Ball, Jake Reddock, Timothy Fowler and Soon (John) Ee. The students presented their winning apps and posters to Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) and were awarded certificates of excellence.

The CDHB’s Stop Smoking Canterbury programmes supports the Smokefree Aotearoa goal of less than 5% of New Zealanders smoking by 2025, by supporting smokers to quit. This will improve the health and wellbeing of Canterbury, especially for children and young adults.

Industry-based work placements and research projects are an important component of the ICT programme where students learn to adapt their technical skills to the needs of a client and a real world challenge. The students were supported by the following tutors: Dr Bernard Otinpong, Dr Luofeng Xu and Dr Michael Lance.