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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

Vodacom zero-rates five sites

Vodacom is looking at the possibility of supplying free access to Wikipedia in future.

Vodacom is looking at the possibility of supplying free access to Wikipedia in future.

Vodacom has zero-rated five Web sites as part of a broader programme that supports free access to educational resources.

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Investing in the call centre professionals of tomorrow

Inter-Active Technologies operations director Bevin Sandras.

Inter-Active Technologies operations director Bevin Sandras.

Leading customer interaction and communications expert Inter-Active Technologies is proud to announce that 44 learners have completed the company's distinguished Internal Learnership Programme.

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Web portal targets internship openings

Some South African graduates struggle to find jobs after completing their studies.

Some South African graduates struggle to find jobs after completing their studies.

Internfit - a new online internship portal - aims to connect students and graduates to internship programmes offered by various employers in a bid to curb unemployment in SA.

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Venture capital still a man's world

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions – but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

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Creating Techno Girls

During the course of 2014, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will be carrying out an assessment of the Techno Girl Programme. The programme, launched in Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in 2005, but now extended to all provinces, seeks to address the imbalance between boys and girls graduating in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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