Netsolutions partners with Victoria University to develop security technologies

ICT students to benefit from ‘hands on’ experience

Netsolutions is partnering with Victoria University to develop new security management technologies through an industry placed learning program for ICT students.

The partnership is part of the Victorian Government’s ICT Skills University Scholarships Program aimed at providing students practical experience through placements with industry partners.

In a statement, Netsolutions General Manager, Erin Harte said its partnership with Victoria University is aimed at driving service and product innovation through fresh and talented skill-sets.

In return, the students gain practical experience and contacts within our industry, he said.

Netsolutions will offer two 12-week full-time placements to two students at its Port Melbourne Research and Development Centre.

The placed students will work on a new integrated security management platform currently under development at the centre.

Netsolutions will provide staff supervision well as well as hardware and software facilities to the students during the program.

The students will also be required to complete training at Victoria University in addition to their placement in order to develop skills necessary for their work at Netsolutions.

According to Dr Hao Shi, Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, the skills program is a "fantastic opportunity" for students to take part in a work placement as part of their course and learn from IT professionals.

The program is a part of the Victorian Government’s $1.84 million ICT Skills Package designed at increasing the number of skilled workers in Victoria.

The new industry based tertiary scholarships will run until December 2010.

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