CapaCiTi is a full-time tech career accelerator for young, ambitious South Africans.

Applications for September’s Java Launch programme now open.

#yourdigitalfuture

CapaCiTi is a full-time tech career accelerator for young, ambitious South Africans.

Applications for September’s Java Launch programme now open.

#yourdigitalfuture

Is CapaCiTi for you?

CapaCiTi is the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)’s Tech Skills and Job-Readiness programme. We equip you with the skill set, the confidence and the opportunity to successfully get your first job in SA’s growing tech industry.

The CapaCiTi Programme consists of:

DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

MENTORSHIP & COACHING

WORK EXPERIENCE/ INTERNSHIP

JOB INTERVIEWS

Is CapaCiTi for you?

Are you a problem solver? Good with Numbers? A creative thinker always finding new ways of doing things? Do you love maths? Does the digital future excite you?

To apply for a CapaCiTi programme you must be:

  18-35 years old

  SA citizen

  Previously Disadvantaged

  Unemployed, or part-time employed

(+ individual programme requirements)

Is CapaCiTi for you?

Are you a problem solver? Good with Numbers? A creative thinker always finding new ways of doing things? Do you love maths? Does the digital future excite you?

To apply for a CapaCiTi programme you must be:

  18-35 years old

  SA citizen

  Previously Disadvantaged

  Unemployed, or part-time employed

(+ individual programme requirements)

Upcoming Programmes:

JAVA LAUNCH PROGRAMME – SEPTEMBER 2018

Do you love solving problems? Are you curious about with how things work? Does the application and growth of technology excite you? Time to learn to code.

 

Duration: 9-months: 3 months training, 6 months internship

Qualification Requirement: Matric certificate or higher (+ passion for technology & how things work)

Training Campus: Cape Town (Salt River/ Woodstock), Joburg (Milpark)

What you’ll learn:

You’ll learn the fundamentals of Java, one of the most in-demand and foundational programming language in SA and internationally.

  • Java fundamentals (Intro to Java/ Variables, Expressions and Statements/ Control/ Loops)
  • Java Data Structures and Error Handling (1D arrays, 2D arrays/ Types of errors/ Exception handling)
  • Java OOP and Advanced Programming (Classes and Objects/ Classes and Methods/ OOP principles/ Complex topics.

What jobs this will prepare you for:

Junior software Developer, software tester, software analyst, software engineer, and more.

 

Programme costs:

Please refer to the info pack for the full programme costs. You will not pay anything while you’re on the programme and you will receive a travel allowance. But, when you have a job (which CapaCiTi will help you find), you’ll start to pay forward the training costs as a small, monthly payment.

How To Apply

How To Apply

You need to be:

  1. Make sure you meet our general application criteria. Download the info pack.
  2. Read up about upcoming programmes and their qualification requirements.
  3. APPLY HERE and then check your inbox.
  4. Complete our online assessment and submit your proof of address, copy of qualifications, certified copy of your ID.
  5. If successful in the test, you will be invited to an info session and an interview to determine if this programme is best suited for you and your career.

Pay It Forward!

Pay It Forward!

Your training costs and travel allowance will be fully covered by CapaCiTi throughout the programme. On completion of the programme, CapaCiTi will help you to find your new job.

Once you have started your new job, you will need to pay forward the cost of the programme in small, monthly installments every month.

Your pay-back goes straight towards another young South African’s training costs.

  • Pay back your tuition in small, interest-free installments only when you have got a job
  • Your money will go straight into providing training for another young South African interested in joining an upcoming CapaCiTi program
  • Contribute actively to changing SA’s digital future

FAQ’S

Where do the programmes run?
CapaCiTi runs programmes in Cape Town, Johannesburg, PE and Durban. However, applications are currently open for 2018 programmes in Joburg and Cape Town only.

Where will the on-site Training take place?

Training for September’s programmes will take place in Milpark in Johannesburg and Salt River in Cape Town. 

When do applications close for the September intake?

It is best to get your applications in before the end of August, to ensure that you get started in time, as the process of application has quite a few steps to be completed prior to applicants being offered a place in the programme.

Applications will officially close on the 7th of September.

After I apply online, how long will it be before I receive a call?

Our main mode of communication is email and sms. You will immediately receive an email that confirms if you are eligible for the programme and if so the necessary next steps to follow. Please check in regularly on your emails, to ensure you do not miss any updates from us.  

What if I can't start in September?
We’re running loads of programmes in 2018 and 2019. Sign up here!

How long are the programmes?

They vary from 3-9 months, and all include a 6-month internship.

Do you have to commit to full time?

Yes! These programmes are a full-time commitment. We have programmes starting every 3 months or so however, so if you can’t commit full time now, perhaps later in the year or next year will suit you better.

What if I am completing another course?

CapaCiTi programmes do require a full-time commitment. However, if your other programme classes take place in the evening, then it might work. Please be open with our team on all your curent commitments and we can advise if you will still be able to take part in our programme 

Are there any other requirements to get into a programme?
In the later stages of the application process, we’ll do a credit check and work with you to ensure you’re able to commit to the programme pay it forward model.

What does it cost?

CapaCiTi will cover all the costs of the programme while you are still a student with us, and you will receive R3000 a month to use for travel. When you get a job (which we will help you find), you will start paying back your training loan in small, monthly installments which are related to your salary. The faster you progress in your career, more you earn, the quicker you will pay forward  the loan. When you pay the loan back to CapaCiTi, we will spend this money directly on another young South African’s training. You therefore are paying forward your opportunity, making a change in another person’s life. 

 

The brackets for repayment are: 
a. 7.5% repayment per month for earnings R1 – R10,000 
b. 10% repayment per month for earnings R10,001 – R15,000 
c. 12.5% repayment per month for earnings R15,001 and up. 

 

The cost of the programmes vary from R40,000 – R60,000. We will take you through the entire process at an info session so you fully understand what you’re committing to. We do everything we can to ensure that the prices are constant, however we may need to change the cost of a product, based on the package on offer.

Why are credit checks conducted?

This is to make sure that you don’t have any major existing debt already, and therefore it would be challenging for you to pay forward the training when you are employed. 

What do I get on completion?
You will receive a Certificate of Completion and, depending on which programme you complete, you might also have the opportunity to write a test/ exam for a further certificate. Most importantly, you will finish with the confidence and opportunity to succeed in the interviews CapaCiTi will set up for you.

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