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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

Wipro gives graduates from SA unique international work experience opportunity in India

Shailendra Singh, Business Director of Wipro's Africa Region.

Shailendra Singh, Business Director of Wipro's Africa Region.

Wipro (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it is providing an opportunity to a select group of employees in South Africa to work at the company's headquarters in India for a period of two months. The employees are all science graduates from Wipro's South Africa internship programme.

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Brother partners for sustainable learning at Olievenhoutbosch Christian School

Brother International South Africa, a leader in home and business IT peripherals worldwide, has partnered with the Olievenhoutbosch Christian School, situated in the Olievenhoutbosch township north of Johannesburg, to improve and upgrade not only the bricks and mortar, but the standard of schooling provided to the 172 local children enrolled.

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Women in IT offers R30k bursary

Female representation in IT is not where it should be, says Nonceba Rasmeni, project manager at WIIT.

Female representation in IT is not where it should be, says Nonceba Rasmeni, project manager at WIIT.

Women in IT (WIIT) is offering a bursary to a young woman studying towards an IT qualification and entering her final year of study in 2015.

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Mixed signals on skills

ICT skills in SA do not paint a happy picture and more are needed, says industry veteran Adrian Schofield.

ICT skills in SA do not paint a happy picture and more are needed, says industry veteran Adrian Schofield.

The 2014 JCSE ICT Skills Survey has presented a mixed bag of results, leaving the industry confused.

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Software solutions provider Lorge boosts literacy with books initiative

Financial and business management software solutions specialist Lorge has embarked on an initiative to uplift the reading abilities of junior school pupils and develop an enlightened society that thrives on knowledge.

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