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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

ISPA applauds top tech teachers

Mobile devices have played a central role in numerous short-listed teaching projects.

Mobile devices have played a central role in numerous short-listed teaching projects.

The Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) and e-learning NPO Coza Cares have short-listed 10 teachers in line to win the SuperTeacher of the Year competition, recognising the best project among 34 schools that took part in their training programmes.

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Bytes Managed Solutions leads the way in professional standards with BICSI certification

Bytes Managed Solutions has been certified by the Building Industry Consultant Standards Institute (BICSI), a global professional association that supports advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, and encompasses the design, integration and installation of systems and infrastructure that support ICT. This is one of the most important credentials in the industry.

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Sanral grants Free State R30m for tech education

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli says the success of government's National Infrastructure Plan hinges on skills dependent on maths and science.

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli says the success of government's National Infrastructure Plan hinges on skills dependent on maths and science.

The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has given the Free State a R30 million grant for higher education in maths, science and technology education.

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Alcatel-Lucent signs Bytes as distributor

Bytes Systems Integration (Bytes SI) has signed up as a value-added distributor for Internet protocol and cloud vendor Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, and created a business unit dedicated to its solutions.

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MLab SA opens developer academy

In a time where skills shortage in SA is in crisis mode, particularly in the ICT sector, a coding academy to unconventionally develop and hone young aspiring developers in SA has been unveiled.

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