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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

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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2014 Gauteng's Biotech awards competition open for new entries

The fourth Biotech Fundi Awards competition, a flagship programme that brings together various biotechnology role players and stakeholders with the sole objective of recognising achievements and excellence in the sector, has opened for new entries.

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SA can earn R244k per IT job

If you create one IT job, it would help create 1.37 indirect jobs, says Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director and CEO of the JCSE.

If you create one IT job, it would help create 1.37 indirect jobs, says Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director and CEO of the JCSE.

South Africa's national economy can earn as much as R244 000 annually per one IT job that it creates.

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DST highlights education focus

The DST will spend R497 million to implement a co-ordinated approach to science education, says Naledi Pandor.

The DST will spend R497 million to implement a co-ordinated approach to science education, says Naledi Pandor.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has pinpointed education as well as research and development as key to SA realising its technology and innovation objectives.

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First steps to e-governance

What's laudable about the education department is that it's not adopting a 'wait-for-everyone-to-be-connected-first' approach.

South Africa might have made some progress in bridging the technology access gap, but if e-governance is to really gain traction, we might need to place greater emphasis on what departments are doing internally to facilitate a change in approach.

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