Vox, has joined forces with CTU Training Solutions to offer high potential students with work integrated learning (WIL) experience across the spectrum of solutions, services and products currently offered by the company.
Vox CEO Jacques du Toit says: Our business is growing and we are acutely aware of the skills shortage in the ICT space. This partnership will enable us to not only bolster our workforce, but also provide students with critical on the job experience.
“Talent development and retention is a critical outcome of this partnership. It is a win-win solution.”
Established in 1987, CTU Training Solutions offers full-time, part-time and corporate IT, design and business studies.
Says Juanie Newby, group career marketing director at CTU Training Solutions: “There is an alignment between Vox’s values as an employer and ICT provider nationally, and those we work to instill in the students at CTU. This alignment, combined with an opportunity to provide much needed on-the-job experience for our students makes this partnership compelling.”
The inaugural open day took place at the Vox campus in Waverley and interested students were invited to attend an introductory session with du Toit, followed by short overviews of the six business divisions within the business.
“We were overwhelmed by the positive response of the students that we met, and excited to see the potential of the ICT workforce of the future. We believe we have a responsibility to provide talented, highly skilled young people, with the opportunity to get on the job experience, mentorship and growth opportunities,” adds du Toit.
Concludes Newby: “Our vision is to make a significant contribution to the development of human capital in South Africa. Partnering with Vox will assist us not only to achieve this, but help in the development of educational solutions for future jobs. We believe that through this partnership, Vox will assist in facilitating employability as a core outcome.”
The first intake of students is already underway, and both organisations look forward to expanding the programme nationally in the short-term.