Changing Lives Through Technology
Our Strategic Partners
G-CITI is a skills development organization, working with unemployed people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa, Cape Town Area. G-CITI mission is to develop people, especially unemployed people to become part of the growing economy. Within our Training & Development programme, we have maintained over 75% success rate of graduates becoming economically active, on average 15% of these have started their own businesses. The uniqueness of the training is focused on technology and business. The current digital divide that exist in disadvantage communities is addressed by the strategic objectives of G-CITI.
The internship at SABEN prepared me for the IT workplace. Although I planned to apply for other opportunities after the internship, the company saw it fit to employ me. With the employment, I took the responsibility to specialize in VOIP (Voice over IP), a new technology offered by the company. This specialization area has allowed me to provide facilitation (training) to our clients in Cape Town and Johannesburg. I am to grow my understanding in Microsoft Azure platform to assist the company in growing new clients for this latest technology. I am grateful for the I-CAN Centre who became my launchpad for success.
I was working as an Admin Clerk for Rest Assured Life, an Insurance company before I started studying at the I-CAN Centre. I always had a desire to venture into the IT industry, but were looking for an affordable institution to further my studies. It has opened new opportunities in my life with regards to knowledge and work. It has helped me gain a greater understanding about computers and helped me gain a better position within the company I work for. I am now a Junior Web Developer working on the back-end system of the company. My aim is further my programming skills to build applications to make the world a better place.
Before I came to The I-CAN Centre, I worked full-time as an Office Administrator. I heard about The I-CAN Centre through Social Media (Facebook).
I want to do my little bit to give or have an impact or the IT industry. Due to financial constraints, I could not pursue my dreams in completing IT Server Engineer studies, after completing courses at the I-CAN Center. With support of the I-CAN partnerships within the IT Industry, I applied for an internship at BCX (College of Cape Town and Capacity) and was accepted.
Since I’ve completed these courses at the I-CAN Centre, I was inspired to follow a career path in IT. With the encouragement and recommendation of Mr L. Scholtz,I enrolled for more courses at the College of Cape Town, an opportunity from the I-CAN Centre. Since then I have completed the following courses: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (2017) course. I am currently doing an Oracle Java Programming Course at On The Ball College, through an I-CAN relationship with the institution. My aim is to combine my technical training with software development to build applications that will better the lives of people. The I-CAN Centre have opened these doors for me and has given me the opportunity to continue to explore my future within the IT industry.
Curvin Glen Vicks