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Finding suitable employment is a pressing issue for graduates and people losing jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The VIT is founded by entrepreneurs with a proven track record in the technology sector across various countries. The team is actively involved in the deployment of projects that connect schools to the internet and support telecoms companies with the expansion and modernisation of their networks.

Beyond the development and delivery of e-learning solutions, The VIT is well positioned to use its industry networks and knowledge of up-coming projects to assist its graduates to secure internships and long term employment opportunities.

The founders of The VIT have trained over 60 young people in the past 9 years. The vast majority of these young people came from marginalised communities. 

Today they are gainfully employed and enjoy thriving careers across the tech industry. Testimonials from some of them are shown below;

“I joined the programme from Vhembe TVET College. I have learnt a lot and I am still learning including developing an understanding of networks, how to interconnect radios, how to set up a tester in order to get the accurate results, etc.
After proving myself as an intern, I have secured myself a long-term contract as a junior technician and I am very happy about this.
I would like to continue developing in the areas of radio installations, configurations and maintenance.”
Ramatsea Shandukani
Ramatsea Shandukani
“I joined the internship programme initiated by the founders of The VIT as a civil engineering graduate from the Vaal University of Technology some years back.
As an intern, I soon realised that a lot of what I was taught at college would need to be augmented with new knowledge and proper site-based experience.
I am now a junior project manager building passive infrastructure in the telecoms sector. I am pleased that The VIT is being launched to make the knowledge and experience I gained widely accessible to new graduates through digital means.”
Arcel Diango
Arcel Diango
“I studied electronics engineering at Mangosuthu Technikon hoping to start my own equipment repairs company someday.
I joined the internship programme after it was recommended by a friend. After doing a number of site-based assignments, I was highly attracted to the health and safety aspects of the telecoms industry.
The founders of The VIT encouraged me to develop my career in this direction. Health and safety are fundamental to minimise the risk associated with telecoms industry, including working on heights. Today I am Safety Officer and really enjoy my role within the industry”
Sbonga Kheswa
Sbonga Kheswa

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