CapaCiTi is a digital career accelerator in South Africa with a purpose of enabling the inclusive growth of the digital economy by ensuring a supply pipeline of future-fit, skilled people, with relevant digital skills matched to industry demand. Since 2010 we have been perfecting a solution that could affect the economic integration of African youths by teaching digital skills at scale to and prepare them for the workplace of the future.
A Not-for-Profit organisation, CapaCiTi utilises partner investments to deliver demand driven, targeted technical training that changes lives. What have we achieved in the last 3 years?
Gender equity contributes to the diversity of technically skilled South Africans in the job market. Growing a diverse, capable, and competent digital talent pipeline benefits individuals, communities, and South African businesses.
The people we work for | Mobilising our underutilised Youth Assets in South Africa.
My name is Lamla Mtyoki, I am a Junior Data Analyst at CapaCiTi. Before joining CapaCiTi, I used to work in retail and call centre jobs to get myself through school. Due to financial constraints, I could not continue with my Business Analysis studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
When I heard about CapaCiTi in December 2018, I could not believe such institutions existed, so I was very eager to apply. In January 2019, amid stressing about getting registration fees and finding a job that is going to accommodate my fulltime studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
I got a call from CapaCiTi for an interview, a day later I received a call that I was accepted into the Data Analytics programme. I then secured a job at CapaCiTi in September 2019 as a Data Analyst Intern. In July 2021, I got a promotion to a Junior Data Analyst position, it is very gratifying to work for an organisation that recognises and applauds hard work and determination. Today, I am in a financial position to play a part in my family’s well-being and participate in the economy.
My name is Bianca Daniels (24), from Strandfontein Village in Cape Town. After high school, I enrolled for a degree in Music Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT). After dropping out of university, I started teaching music at Muizenberg Junior School and performing part-time. When the 2020 pandemic hit and everything was shut down, I was left without any form of income.
I realized that it was time to up-skill myself and do something that would guarantee future employment, no matter the circumstances, this is when I came across the CapaCiTi Data Administration Learnership. The CapaCiTi learnership offered me an opportunity to learn how to prepare for the world of work while learning relevant skills.
I especially enjoyed the part of the learnership that focused on understanding ourselves and our personalities in a workspace and our mindsets in our journey through life. We learned relevant skills that made me computer competent and works-ready. I particularly give thanks to the mock-interview training, which helped me to the point where I was offered my current job at Peach Payments during my interview.
My name is Lebogang Maloisane, I am the founder of SoftMeet, a video conferencing system that is taking the video conferencing market by storm. Before starting my entrepreneurial journey, I was just a dreamer growing up in a town called Klerksdorp or Matlosana city in the North-West Province. I had a happy childhood and parents that supported my love for computers through education.
After completing my matric at Klerksdorp Secondary School, I went on to study at North-West University for a BCom in Information Systems, a programme I am yet to complete. In 2019, I joined the CapaCiTi family and studied the CCNA Security & Cisco CCENT Programme. The programme was good and offered me great insights into the power of networking. As a former student of CapaCiTi, I looked at the job trends in South Africa. After realising how many jobs were being lost, I decided to develop a video conferencing system to compete with other giant systems in the world such as Zoom.
The system is now in over 30 countries across Africa. We have just what your business needs. The ability to connect in multiple rooms, wireless connectivity, and conferencing technology at your fingertips.
South Africa has an extensive Skills Gap in the IT industry that urgently needs addressing to unlock the digital economy. CapaCiTi designs a bridging programme, in partnership with a demand-lead who has a specific technical skills gap requirement. Training is bespoke to the requirement and often aligned with a job outcome and vendor-specific disciplines.
Accenture Skills to Succeed Case Study
CapaCiTi partnered with National Treasury Jobs Fund, Naspers Labs, Accenture in South Africa and supported by Salesforce in South Africa and their Talent Alliance programme in pioneering the #SkillsToSucceed initiative.
The first cohort of 47 young jobseekers successfully completed the Skills To Succeed Africa programme and graduated with a Salesforce App Builder Certification, making them ready to enter the job market with the necessary experience and expertise to prosper in the industry.
ICT Technical Skills Case Study
CapaCiTi, in partnership with Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), presented a 12-month ICT Technical Skills Training programme to support the Western Cape ICT by addressing its critical skills shortages. The programme is a testament to the fact that unemployed school leavers and graduates have the potential to participate in both the infrastructure and software spheres of the technology industry at an industry acceptable level of ICT certification and employability skills.
CapaCiTi Training Catalogue
CapaCiTi offers meaningful and transformational programmes that not only add value to the participant and result in a positive economic change but are aligned to MICT SETA NQF levels 3 to 6 qualifications and other internationally recognised certification to maximise B-BBEE benefits. The CapaCiTi methodology supports a higher chance of completion, quality absorption post completion and the opportunity to claim significantly higher skill development expenditure.
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