Partnership to produce well-groomed IT graduates
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African students will benefit from a partnership forged to meet the growing demand for market-ready information technology graduates.
The partnership between SAP and Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology will offer students a range of practical courses from SAP’s Learning Hub, a self-contained, all-inclusive online learning resource that provides on-demand access to SAP’s technical product knowledge and expertise.
The two companies are the global market leader in enterprise application software and a leading institute of technology respectively.
Their partnership is specifically aimed at university students, lecturers and professors.
Formerly known as PC Training and Business College, is an accredited Further and Higher Education and Training facility (FET) with 65 locations across South Africa.
It has served more than 250,000 students since its inception.
The Institute’s CEO, Jay Ramnundlall, said the addition of SAP’s Learning Hub would increase the employability of the students.
“Since the establishment of the Institute, we have strived to provide affordable quality education to all. The SAP Learning Hub offers access to more than 140 SAP products at a discounted rate, giving our students the opportunity to obtain SAP Certification at a fraction of the normal cost. This brings us another big step closer to achieving our vision of making education accessible and affordable,” said Ramnundlall.
Pfungwa Serima, Executive Chairman of SAP Africa, added that it was critical to ensure graduates left tertiary education with market-relevant skills to meet the demands of the Digital Economy marketplace.
He pointed out SAP products were used by some of the largest banks, retailers, parastatals, institutions and government departments across the continent.
“By completing any of the SAP Certifications available on SAP Learning Hub, students enter the workplace with skills that are already in demand. We believe this is a positive step in contributing towards a more qualified, productive and employable South African workforce that will successfully help drive the economy of the future,” Serima said.
– CAJ News
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