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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

Business Process Innovation workshop now booking

International business process management specialist and best-selling author, Roger Burlton is returning to South Africa this September. Delegates are encouraged to book their seats early on Burlton's highly popular and practical two-day seminar Business Process Innovation: Process Analysis, Modelling & Design. The course delivers the foundational skills and techniques required to improve existing processes and identifies opportunities for process change to enhance business performance. The course commences on 18 September in Johannesburg and 22 September in Cape Town.

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MICROmega subsidiary tackles skills development

MICROmega subsidiary Sebata has established a skills development academy to create skills in the information technology sector.

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Olympiad winners represent five provinces

Usually Olympiads are dominated by the two provinces with the most advanced schools: Gauteng and the Western Cape. This year the Applications Olympiad provided a result that was very different. Six provinces were presented at the finals and five of them were among the medals!

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Education department in cloud push

The Department of Basic Education's offering aims to have updated information for learners, teachers and parents.

The Department of Basic Education's offering aims to have updated information for learners, teachers and parents.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is forging ahead with its ICT project plans, even though government schools have yet to be connected.

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Record number sign up for FTI's Business Analysis Course in KZN

A record number of business analysts have enrolled on Faculty Training Institute's (FTI) flagship Certificate Programme in Business Analysis (CPBA) in KwaZulu-Natal. Two classes are currently running back-to-back, one commissioned in-house by a South African parastatal, and the second course comprising Massmart Holdings participants and public delegates.

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