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The IT Degree Disillusionment

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

CARL RAATH, TORQUE IT

While the universities are providing the students with an excellent theoretical base, they come short on imparting the practical ICT skills – a critical prerequisite for the job market.

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How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

How are SA’s businesses meeting the perpetual training challenge?

Organisations spend a lot of time and money on corporate training, too often with little to show for it. Not enough practical follow up means that many newly-acquired skills are soon lost or forgotten, and the company might as well have poured its money down the drain.

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CIOs, CTO’s and chief architects rake it in

Tech salaries in South Africa have well outstripped infl ation, according to ITWeb’s 14th annual IT Salary Survey. The average annual salary reported by all respondents went up by R48 000 or 11.3% since last year, with women having taken a longer stride to catch up with the male techies in our notoriously male-dominated IT sector – salaries of female respondents went up by 13.6% while male respondents recorded a 9.6% increase.

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Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Upskilling is a delicate balance of time, money and will

Being charged with employee training is a sure-fi re way to elicit a groan from managers. People are unique, have different needs, circumstances and issues. It’s diffi cult to fi nd one training solution that fi ts all staff and works for each individual. 

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Trainning Millennials

Training Millennials

Forward-thinking training providers have already begun utilising the newest and greatest technologies and are integrating them into their training programmes. These emerging tools offer myriad benefits, from cutting costs; boosting learning outside the physical classroom; and lessening the carbon footprint.

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Training and e-Learning news

Tech start-ups get free training

The biggest challenge for South African entrepreneurs is crossing the chasm between ideation and the world of investable start-up, says Lara Rosmarin, CEO of Seed Academy.

The biggest challenge for South African entrepreneurs is crossing the chasm between ideation and the world of investable start-up, says Lara Rosmarin, CEO of Seed Academy.

Local start-up incubator Seed Academy is offering free training to120 early-stage tech entrepreneurs.

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Expo highlights tech student innovators

Tech Expo Africa wants to highlight technology innovations at local universities.

Tech Expo Africa wants to highlight technology innovations at local universities.

Companies and industry specialists have been invited to the Technology University Innovator – a showcase of SA's technology and engineering talent across the major universities, taking place around the country in October and November.

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Cloud software can help schoolchildren prep for accounting exams

With Gauteng and other provinces looking to move towards paperless classrooms, the time is ripe to start making more extensive use of cloud-based software in educational settings in South Africa.

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Livity Africa seeks support for 'digital boot camp'

Livity Africa has successfully placed all graduates of its inaugural boot camp into some of SA's top agencies and companies.

Livity Africa has successfully placed all graduates of its inaugural boot camp into some of SA's top agencies and companies.

Livity Africa has called on digital agencies, brands and companies to support the second instalment of Digify – the Google and IAB SA-backed digital boot camp.

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ICT in education 'a priority' for govt

Government must strengthen its inter-departmental approach to boosting ICT in schools, says basic education minister Angie Motshekga.

Government must strengthen its inter-departmental approach to boosting ICT in schools, says basic education minister Angie Motshekga.

The basic education ministry has placed ICT as a key priority across all provinces, including connecting schools, addressing teacher skills, and improving mathematics and science performances among SA pupils.

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