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iBurst has launched an ICT skills learnership programme that will see the wireless broadband provider take on 50 unemployed students from Soweto and Eldorado Park, to receive practical training at iBurst.

The scholars have been approved by the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority.

CEO of iBurst says the company’s latest initiative provides it with the opportunity to contribute to the country’s larger skills development programme.

The company hopes the initiative will help address gaps between education and training – and the needs of the labour market. It believes that through its ICT programme, the youth from some of the country’s most disadvantaged areas will get the opportunity to receive structured work experience.

“We are endeavouring not only to provide these young students with access to training, but we also hope to eventually absorb the majority of them as permanent employees of iBurst, WBS and Broadlink,” says Mtshali.

Wireless Business Solutions – or WBS – started operating in 2005 and provides
connectivity to iBurst and Broadlink, which allows the companies to offer a range of products.