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Project iMbewu – supporting careers of the future

imbewu

From iMbewu, meaning seed, which resonates with the notion of growth.

Data Analytics has been dubbed the ‘career of the future’. This fast growing competency requires rapid progress in terms of skill to meet the ever increasing demands from businesses, which use these skills to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Globally and in South Africa, there is a need to nature and grow data analysts. There are few universities that offer a formal analytics degree, creating a challenge to source data analysts.  There are also a large number of unemployed graduates in South Africa, and we as Deloitte have a responsibility to make a difference to both issues. Project iMbewu is a greenhouse for the progress of these societal challenges.

Together with Mindworx and Harambee (an NGO), the Risk Advisory Data Analytics team has embarked on a project to acquire and train graduate candidates in the field of Analytics. A two month training program has been designed, where these candidates are formally trained in soft skills, job readiness and self-awareness together with technical training, before commencing a formal internship with Deloitte.

Our vision is that data analytics is expanded and enriched with the knowledge and skills it needs in order to propel the graduates and the organisations they will work for, forward.

For more infomation, contact Wesley Govender (Director at Deloitte Risk Advisory) at wgovender@deloitte.co.za or + 2711 806 5718 and Nanette Scott (Senior Manager at Deloitte Risk Advisory) at nascott@deloitte.co.za

 

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