The widening skills gap is a really big issue being faced by companies in South Africa, prompting Infoware Systems to develop an annual internship programme that helps students bridge the gap between their studies and employment.
During the programme, students learn about software development and practices, get experience working on real-life work for clients, learn the software skills required to work successfully as part of a team and get to network with potential employers.
In August the company announced that the Infoware Studios annual Digital Geekaship internship program for 2017 was open for applications. ICT students can experience first-hand what the Digital Geekaship programme is all about by signing up to participate in their upcoming “Campus Battle”.
The Campus Battle is a software development challenge that combines teamwork and application development and is open to ICT students from any South African university or technical vocational and education training (TVET) college.
The programme would be of interest to students who study in the following fields: software, mobile development, web development, front-end development, systems design and engineering.
The challenge is limited to three teams per tertiary institution and each team should consist of no more than five members from the same institution, with at least two members of the team competent in digital design and development.
Participating teams will be briefed on the challenge and over the course of 36 hours you’ll need to develop a functioning solution.
Each team will also be required to submit 30-second videos of the team’s progress in which they can share anything related to their experience of the challenge.
The closing date for entries is 27 September 2016, at http://www.digitalgeekaship.co.za/campus-battle.