Spent a great morning with the students and faculty at Varsity College Durban North, explaining the benefits and impact of our Apprenticeship program.
One of our current Pivot18 apprentices, Brandon, joined us helping explain how the program works and how he has found it helped him so far. There was lots of interest and many diverse questions. Employability based on experience is a hot topic and was felt keenly by the students we talked to.
We were very encouraged by the openness and enthusiasm. We received a number of applications from students and have a follow up or two planned with staff. Congratulations to Lucie Bowyer and her team for hosting a well supported and well organised career fair.
Women-In-Tech KZN joined together to raise money for Kerr house, a local shelter for women in crisis. It was an amazing event that was well attended by movers and shakers in the IT industry and made for an interesting and fun morning whilst supporting a needy cause.
Several attendees shared anecdotes on lessons learned and experiences they have had in the career. The founders of WIT KZN also shared on the vision of WIT and what they want to accomplish to support girls and women as they develop their careers in IT.
Kerr House is a place of hope, healing and new beginnings. Kerr House is the Durban Hospice for Women. Kerr House provides a safe haven for abused and destitute women. This shelter for women in crisis was launched in 1951 and is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation under the auspices of the Rectors of St Paul's and Cyprian Anglican parishes. To learn more how to support Kerr House visit the website.
KC Pivot and Kaleidocode are proud to support and sponsor WIT-KZN.
KZN technical leaders being inspired by Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook at #KZNWomenInTech #LeanIn
The launch of the KZN Women in Tech initiative was well attended by more than 40 women from the local Durban ICT industry. Several major corporates were represented such as SA Home Loans, Mr Price Group and LexisNexis, as well as smaller interest groups.
The key speakers were Linda Chettiar (Embury College) unpacking talent fostering, and Anujah Sewchurran (Chillisoft) sharing her career experiences and her advice for women.
The material was well received with many attendees sharing the same experiences and finding the success stories inspirational.