Most young adults living in South African townships lack the money for a higher education. Thanks to the ICT Academy, they can earn a degree and enjoy a brighter future. Lots of young South Africans dream about studying and developing themselves professionally. Yet this dream is out of reach financially for students from disadvantaged communities – students such as Sandra Fortuin, from Vosloorus Township in Johannesburg. “I always wanted to study and pursue a career, but I just couldn’t afford it,” says Fortuin. At the ICT Academy, she was able to earn a degree in Business Administration with a focus on IT.
Certification in SAP Business One Improves Career Prospects
Founded in 2003, the ICT Academy is an initiative of SAP and several other multinational companies. SAP representatives collaborate closely with the instructors at the ICT Academy to ensure that the course content reflects the current issues and demands of the IT industry. The program places a particular focus on SAP Business One software training and certification. Compared to other institutions, the costs for the studies are very low. Moreover, the academy even provides free training for the students every year.
The academy accepts 100 motivated yet underprivileged students each year. Since its inception, more than 1,000 students have graduated with great job prospects. Fortuin, for example, now works as SAP consultant for Britehouse, an SAP partner.