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Monday, 22 April 2013 15:21

Unitec Partners with Catch Software

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND -- 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.

About Unitec

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.