According to Stats SA, the current youth unemployment rate is 36.1% of the population aged between 18 – 35 as at March 2014. Yet, simultaneously, one of the biggest challenges facing South African ICT companies is a lack of skilled professionals, says Sheryl Cooke, HR Manager at ConVista Consulting.
These issues also impact on ConVista Consulting, with the search for talent being one of the major strategic focuses. ConVista's Vision has always included both a focus on learning and growing of individuals, as well as "…being passionate about transforming and enriching the communities we touch". An intern programme, therefore, did not seem to be a big leap.
The annual Intern Development Programme at ConVista, is run together with the support of the MICT Seta. This programme is one of the ways to contribute to both the broader youth development issue as well as the organisational requirement for skilled talent.[Full Story.]
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Providing our Youth with an opportunity: What are the benefits of an ICT internship programme for professional services organisations in SA?
Last updated: 31 July 2015