Partners join forces to address Cape ICT skills gap

14 October 2016

Computing

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – ORACLE Academy, The Western Cape Government, Cape Town Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) and other stakeholders have partnered to drive technology skills and job development for local youth.

This is through a post-matric Java training programme, which combating a scarce skills gap and addressing youth unemployment.

The post-matric programme builds on an existing in-school programme, launched by Oracle Academy and the Western Cape Government in 2014 to fill a gap in computing education.

Some 37 participants who are currently doing internships with leading digital companies in the Western Cape graduated from the programme.

They are currently completing six-month internships with leading digital companies in the Western Cape.

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Source: CAJ News 10 October 2016