Kick start tech careers. Additional support for your tech teams. Support young talent.
CapaCiTi, the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi)’s Tech Career Accelerator, has been preparing young people for the tech sector since 2010. Over the past 8 years, we’ve partnered with nearly 150 companies who have hired CapaCiTi interns or grads, and in 2018 we have scaled our work to support youth and business in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our programmes prepare unemployed youth with the relevant skills and confidence to launch their tech career.
“(Absa) has had tremendous success with the talented young people from CapaCiTi’s programmes. Since 2016, we’ve taken on 55 talented interns, and 16 going on to full-time employment with Absa, which we are looking to scale up significantly with CapaCiTi over the next few years. Their aptitude, attitude and aspiration has blown us away! They are hard-working, passionate about technology and creative, with the maturity to negotiate the trickiness of working in teams, as well as rise to the challenge when we put them in leadership positions.” – Alwyn van Wyk Head of Cape Town Dev Shop, Absa
The Interns: who are they?
We have students from a range of backgrounds, we amplify their skills and formal training with our market relevant tech programmes. All students are previously disadvantaged youth, and were unemployed before the programme. They have now completed one of our programmes that trains them in a specific tech discipline and also in the softer professional job skills to succeed in the workplace.
CapaCiTi’s programmes run from 3 to 12 months and are designed for matrics and graduates looking to start a career in IT. We have interns available to start in January 2019 in Cape Town & Johannesburg who have completed an intensive training programme in the following:
- Software Engineering – Trained in Java, Python [CPT & JHB]
- CISCO Security –Trained and certified as a Cisco Network Security Associate [JHB]
Your role as a host?
Join some of our esteemed corporate partners – Absa, Pepkor IT, Old Mutual, Clickatell – and become a host company. Accommodate the trainees in your office with access to a computer, and involve them in work that allows them to gain technical experience. You will be required to pay a stipend to support with transport and living costs (R3000 minimum).
Interns can support you with data capture, database management, analysis, software testing, software development to administration, help-desk management in support of your tech teams.
Ready to interview our interns?
Let these ambitious, motivated interns contribute to your teams, and projects. Support South Africa’s youth to change their future.
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