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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

Solar-powered desktop designed for Africa

Capsule Technologies looks to tap into SA's solar energy potential.

Capsule Technologies looks to tap into SA's solar energy potential.

Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has targeted South Africa's rural and under serviced communities as it brings a solar-powered desktop computer to the local market. 

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All holders of expired EPI certifications - get back-on-track!

Dee Smith & Associates (DSA) is pleased to announce the Back-On-Track (BOT) initiative for those professionals whose EPI accreditation certificates have expired and were not renewed or recertified. If you have an expired certificate, but you would like to renew your EPI training and again obtain an internationally recognised professional accreditation, then this BOT opportunity is for you!

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SANSA taps into student innovations

Innovations designed by students could find their way to space stations, according to SANSA.

Innovations designed by students could find their way to space stations, according to SANSA.

The SA National Space Agency (SANSA) has tapped into local student knowledge, announcing its collaboration with students from Tersia King Learning Academy, in Tembisa, to develop robotics in a project aimed at assisting astronauts.

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Adapt IT ITS Integrator 3: Orbit TVET College invests in major systems upgrade

Located in North West Province, the Orbit TVET College is leading the way by becoming the first establishment of its kind to upgrade to the most recent version of an organisational management solution which is widely used by educational institutions across the country. By moving to Adapt IT's ITS Integrator 3, the college stands to improve its administration with extensive self-service functionality, improved automation and better record keeping.

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Connected schools in decline - paper

Many South African teachers lack training to integrate e-learning into classrooms, according to  a DBE report.

Many South African teachers lack training to integrate e-learning into classrooms, according to a DBE report.

The number of South African schools with computers and connectivity has decreased since 2002, the Sunday Times reports this morning.

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