Gaming testing company BMM Testlabs announced that it has partnered with two local colleges in New Brunswick, Canada, and other gaming companies, to create software testing and quality assurance curriculums for students.
“BMM has worked very closely with the Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB) as well as the McKenzie College in Moncton to create these programs,” said Jen Leger, director of QA and automation for BMM Testlabs Canada. “For the McKenzie College, BMM helped to create an 11-month program called ‘Software Tester.’ With CCNB, BMM led the year-long development of curriculum and course outlines, for a one- and a two-year program, involving a number of industry partners to review and provide feedback.”
Industry partners on the CCNB project included IGT, GLI, PQA, Mariner and TSI Auto Solutions.
“BMM is the clear leader when it comes to QA/pre-compliance testing in the gaming industry, and we have been very pleased to provide our experience to these programs,” said Jean Corriveau, director of operations for BMM Testlabs Canada. “It’s a really important step for local colleges to be able to offer QA-based courses, as the New Brunswick community continues to be a center of excellence for technology-based business.
“Students enrolled in the software testing and QA courses will have the opportunity to intern at BMM during their study. We intend to couple hands-on, test lab and QA/pre-compliance experience with classroom study for our students, and certainly hope that BMM will be able to provide jobs for many of the program’s graduates.”
The software testing and QA courses will commence at CCNB and the McKenzie College in September.