Partnership enhances African digital skills

Johannesburg – Global digital skills training provider, Simplilearn, has announced its partnership with Deviare, a South African based digital and IT solutions platform. 

  Through this collaboration, Simplilearn will offer digital skilling programmes in Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud programming, and Full-stack Development for learners and corporations in the African market. 

  Deviare said it will take Simplilearn’s training programmes to the entire region, enabling learners to gain from the company’s high-touch learning platform. 

  The partnership is expected to benefit over 10 000 learners who are now on the Deviare platform in the current financial year. 

  The programmes are accredited by Media, Information, and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) of South Africa.

  Simplilearn already has a strong presence in the US, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the United Kingdom; and is also expanding its footprint in the African continent. 

  CEO and founder of Simplilearn, Krishna Kumar said: “Organizations need to invest in skilling their workforce for these new roles, to prepare for an increasingly digital future. Through this partnership we hope to enable the digital transformation journey of businesses across Africa, to prepare them for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

  According to a global report, this digital transformation will create 133 million new jobs across the globe, with vast new opportunities for fulfilling people’s potentials. 

  Deviare co-founder and director Lubabalo Dyantyi said the debate on reskilling and upskilling is a global agenda.

  “Governments and businesses are coming together to address the issues of building a relevant skilled workforce. With this association, we aim to play a big role in helping businesses across Africa navigate their digital transformation journeys,” Dyantyi said.

  As part of a recent programme initiated by the IT Ministry of South Africa, Simplilearn and Deviare together supported the skilling of over 500 IT professionals. 

    With this collaboration with Simplilearn, Deviare started working with Microsoft SA to deliver skills in Cloud Computing.  Microsoft SA executive director for Corporate and Legal Affairs Siyabonga Madyibi said a majority of businesses in South Africa and across the globe are adopting cloud for at least some of their applications and workloads. 

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