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Covid's tech boom: IBM offering free courses to get diversity into tech industry

New Zealand Herald Thursday, 8 October 2020 ()
Covid's tech boom: IBM offering free courses to get diversity into tech industryA large number of New Zealand job seekers want to switch careers to technology but are concerned they lack the skills to get into the expanding industry. A new study by tech giant IBM shows two in five New Zealanders would consider...
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