On the heels of SAP Africa’s recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa Education has further committed to help increase the size of the resource pool of trained SAP professionals in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria by appointing enterprise training provider ICTWorx as a SAP authorised training partner (ATP) and reseller for the African continent.

Since its inception in 2006, ICTWorx has focused on developing the skills base of leading international technology brands, and today offers immersion instructor-led courses to corporate clients and the channel community. In addition to its solid track record in South Africa, ICTWorx also has regional training hubs in North and West Africa.

“As a training provider and reseller, ICTWorx is able to give graduates and seasoned professionals access to industry software training to enhance their employability in today’s extremely competitive marketplace across various industries,” says Hennie Pienaar, CEO at ICTWorx.

ICT Worx’s training and training kits include SAP overviews and foundation background, The classroom training and eLearning training includes SAP technical, functional and industry specific information as well as SAP Academy courses.

Bernadine Jeffrey, channel manager: Education at SAP Africa, says this partnership will help grow the number of skilled ERP professionals on the continent.

“We believe this partnership is the start of what will prove to be one of the most effective SAP training outfits on the continent. SAP skills are highly sought after and we are now able to increase the resource pool of trained professionals in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria,” she says.

Together with its partners, SAP Africa Education and various educational institutions will continue to collaborate on joint initiative programmes, mentorship support and training opportunities to fulfil the growing demand for SAP skills in Africa.

In the coming months, Pienaar says ICT Worx aims to build closer relationships with its existing customer base and utilise SAP’s channels to engage customers timeously to ensure that their (education projects are successful.

“Through our extensive experience we know that in today’s business environment organisations must have the right skills to match their technology-led infrastructure needs. End user training should be top of mind for any organisation embarking on a large implementation or technology refresh,” he adds.