Oracle prepares young South Africans for employment in the ICT Sector.
Twenty-two previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students today kick-started their career in the country’s fast-growing ICT industry following the completion of the fourth edition of Oracle’s Graduate Leadership Programme that focuses on equipping PDI students with specialised IT and leadership skills.
“Attracting and retaining candidates with requisite ICT skills is an on-going industry-wide challenge; the ICT skills shortage continues to constrain the country’s capability to increase economic growth and job creation. It is through programmes and initiatives such as this that we are able to address the growing skills gap within the local market,” said Stefan Diedericks, Alliance and Channel Director, Oracle South Africa.
“In his 2018 State of the Nation address, president Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa’s prosperity as a nation depends on the country’s ability to take full advantage of rapid technological change and that capabilities in the areas of science, technology and innovation should be developed as a matter of urgency. In line with government’s objective to drive skills development and create job opportunities, the Oracle Graduate Leadership Programme focuses on PDI students who have fully or partially completed a university degree. Spread over a period of one Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa