By Geeks4Learning

As we come to the end of 2023, we’re thrilled to share a remarkable achievement that sets us apart in upskilling and building future IT professionals— we have an outstanding 99% absorption rate of Geeks successfully entering into the IT industry. In a short time, Geeks4Learning has demonstrated its commitment to making a difference in South Africa, enabling our youth to start meaningful careers and contribute to building IT talent pipelines for businesses.

South Africa’s Unemployment Situation:

South Africa’s unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2023 was recorded at 32,9 % and is among the highest in the world. According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), this is an increase of 0,2 of a percentage point compared to the fourth quarter of 2022.

In the vibrant tapestry of South Africa, the youth represent the promise of a dynamic future. However, the harsh reality is that many young individuals face the uphill battle of unemployment.

A few contributing factors continue to add to the increase in youth unemployment statistics, such as a growing population, skills mismatches, and economic fluctuations. The mismatch of skills and lack thereof continues to be a problem in the ICT industry.

The ICT Industry and its Needs:

The ICT industry has a high demand for IT professionals in software engineering, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, automation, and robotics, etc.
With a lack of skilled individuals in the market, we continue to fall short of the needed talent.

The need to upskill and reskill IT individuals continues to grow, and Geeks4Learning continues to work with our business clients to not only ensure that the market is equipped with the necessary skills but to ensure that businesses continue to invest in the young people of the country to secure their futures and the future of the country and its economy.

Our Achievements:

Our 99% absorption rate is not just a statistic—it represents the tangible success stories of Geeks4Learning’s graduates and the work they continued to put into their learning and growth journeys.

We have trained about 300 learners and IT professionals in various IT areas such as Full Stack Java/C#, Software Testing, Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Robotics Process Automation, Cloud Computing, System Support and Salesforce and more through our customised learnership and skills programs.

Geeks4Learning our learners’ resilience, dedication, and hard work. Our success is a testimony of the hard work put into creating the programs to match our business partners specific technical landscapes, ensuring that our learners are day-zero-ready IT professionals.

In our journey of accomplishments, it’s important to acknowledge the role played by our partners and clients. Their unwavering support, collaborations, and shared vision have contributed immensely to our success. Without them, the milestones and strides we have made would not have been conceivable.

Together, as a unified force, we are steering towards a future that not only promises brightness but also signifies progress within the dynamic realm of the IT industry. The synergy between our learners, team, partners, and clients forms the cornerstone of our collective efforts, fostering innovation, growth, and a trailblazing path forward.

Looking Forward:

As we reflect on the year, the focus remains on continuous improvement and growth. The academy is committed to adapting to evolving industry needs and ensuring that every learner receives a meaningful learning experience that prepares them for a successful and fulfilling IT career.

In conclusion, Geeks4Learning’s success is a testament to our commitment to excellence in training excellence. As we look ahead to the future, we do so with gratitude, and an unwavering dedication to shaping the next generation of IT leaders!