The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), in collaboration with the Wireless Access Providers Association of South Africa (WAPA) and the Wireless Application Service Provider Association (WASPA), announces the launch of phase one of the ICT Skills Registry, a searchable database containing the profiles and skill sets of candidates interested in a career in the ICT industry.
The Skills Registry is a sector-based effort for the ICT industry that is in line with the National Skills Development Programme. Its main goal is to give young job seekers a starting point for acquiring new skills through internship or learnership programs.
As stated by Aurora Vani, chair of the ISPA’s Social Development working committee, “it is vital that South African ICT companies develop emerging talent in the field today or risk a chronic dearth of human capital impeding growth later on.”
Candidates who have registered will be able to submit their CVs, provide a strong statement of purpose explaining their abilities and experience, and complete a questionnaire to choose their ICT interests and talents. In order to discover people nearby, businesses looking to offer internships, learnerships, or full-time employment possibilities will be able to search the database by specific ICT application or job description.
“We are thrilled to be introducing this ICT skills development portal, which offers potential employers a straightforward and user-friendly faceted search engine to find local people that meet their needs for skills and demographic profile. The Skills Registry will go a long way towards enabling skills development and employment prospects in the ICT sector,” says Ms Vani.
Visit https://skillsregistry.org.za/ if you have intermediate or advanced IT experience and skills, want to work in the ICT industry, or need industry exposure to finish your education through one of the Skills Registry’s internship or learnership programs.