AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2013) - Catch Software, a leading provider of test management software and services, today announced an agreement with Unitec Institute of Technology, an Auckland-based tertiary provider, to bring Enterprise Tester to their computing department.
As the only tertiary provider in New Zealand with dedicated software testing courses, Unitec is leading the way in recognising software testing as a profession. The agreement, which includes the provision of Catch Software's test management software and services, has been put in place to support this growing profession. Unitec has put significant investment into their computing department and will soon be adding a third software testing course to their program. They see software testing as an important area for students to gain experience in, as it is likely employers will be seeking more graduates with testing skills.
Founder / CEO of Catch Software, Bryce Day, sees this partnership as an opportunity to support the growth and development of the software testing industry in New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region. "To be able to foster the growth of the next generation of testers, and allow them to leave university with experience using our software, is a great priviledge," says Mr Day. "Enterprise Tester is being used by major corporations in New Zealand and globally - our customers include Air New Zealand, Orion Health, PayPal, Intel, LG Electronics, Bayer Healthcare, and Stanford University. If Unitec students can leave university with real-world experience of software testing tools, and a more than theoretical understanding of software testing methodologies and situations, they will be able to 'hit the ground running' in the workforce. That can only be a good thing for the software testing industry, both here and overseas."
Unitec appreciates the generosity of Catch Software in providing their software and services and welcomes the opportunity to expose students to software that is being used by market leaders. "This will be of considerable benefit to our students when they enter employment, and will differentiate them in a very competitive market," says Unitec's Head of Computing, Dr Hossein Sarrafzadeh.
This partnership demonstrates the way that businesses can interact with the education sector and the value that this can bring to both students and the corporate world. Catch and Unitec agree that creating the industry leaders of tomorrow begins with exposing students to today's leading technologies, which is why this is such an exciting opportunity for both organizations.
Unitec is the largest Institute of Technology in New Zealand. With 21,000 students enrolled in 160 courses, it is committed to the delivery of vocational and applied education, and practically orientated research. Unitec's passionate about the transformative power of education. Its focus on real world education provides work-ready graduates with professional and vocational skills that are highly sought after in New Zealand and around the world.
About Catch Software
Catch Software develops test management software for the global market and counts Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers, including Intel, Cox Communications, eBay, Sky TV, Bayer Healthcare, NCS, LG Electronics, PayPal, the US Airforce, and the US Navy, among its customers. Their flagship product, Enterprise Tester, is an award-winning test management platform offering great features and pricing, responsive support, and deep integration with Enterprise Architect and JIRA.