SOLVING TOGETHER: Learning Development Starts Here – Tech Job Creation Project a Huge Success for Youth Employment

Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative
ProServ South Africa
Faculty Training Institute

With the need for youth skills development at the forefront of everything we do, ProServ South Africa [PSA] and Faculty Training Institute [FTI] partnered with the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative [CAPACITI] in 2019 to deliver a highly successful ICT skills development project. Both PSA and FTI have a 20-year reputation of responding to IT, ICT and Business Analysis industry requirements.

The overall aim was to deliver training via reputable institutions, give practical work experience via host sites, and create job opportunities for 600 unemployed youths. For us learning and development always begins with associating with the right organisations. To this end the MICTSETA, CAPACITI, The Jobs Fund and the International Youth Foundation, have made all this possible.

Four qualifications were trained:

  • FETC: IT Technical Support – NQF Level 4
  • NC: IT Systems Development – NQF Level 5
  • NC: IT Systems Support - NQF Level 5
  • NC: Business Analysis Support Practice - NQF Level 5

Four provinces were involved:

  • Gauteng
  • Western Cape
  • Eastern Cape
  • KwaZulu Natal

The results are staggering, even in normal circumstances:

  • 568 youths aged 18 to 28 trained
  • 485 successfully graduated (85%)
  • 276 graduates employed (57%)

Given the high levels of unemployment in South Africa and a pandemic disrupting economy’s globally, this is an initiative to be truly proud of.

To all our partners, we thank you and to our graduates, we salute you.


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