Sisekelo Launches Scholarship Programme to Tackle Tech Skills Gap in South Africa

The Sisekelo Tech Scholarship Programme aims to give people access to training and development that will empower them with the skills and knowledge, as well as attitudes to succeed in the world of business – Sisekelo CEO, Sabelo Myeni

Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology is excited to announce its launch of its Tech Scholarship Programme (STSP), primarily targeted at young unemployed individuals and anyone who wishes to build a career in various fields such as Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Data Science etc. The aim of the STSP is to develop 1000 young people by 2025 with tech-scarce skills training and give them access to job opportunities.

The shortage of tech skills in the world is a complex issue that affects many countries and industries. With the increasing demand for technology-driven solutions across various sectors, there has been a significant need for individuals with tech skills such as Software Development, Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity, among others.

South Africa is facing a shortage of tech skills in these fields caused by a variety of factors, including a lack of investment in STEM education, a brain-drain of skilled workers leaving the country for better opportunities abroad, and a lack of diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry.

Another critical cause of the shortage of tech skills is the rapid pace at which technology evolves. New technologies are being developed at an unprecedented rate, and the skills required to work with them are constantly changing. As a result, many workers find it difficult to keep up with the latest trends and acquire the necessary skills.

Compounding the problem is the lack of emphasis on technology education in many countries. In some parts of the world, the education system is not keeping up with the pace of technological advancement, and students are not receiving the necessary training to prepare them for future jobs. South Africa finds itself in the same predicament with regards to its current technology education programmes.

The Sisekelo Tech Scholarship Programme aims to give people access to training and development that will empower them with the skills and knowledge, as well as attitudes to succeed in the world of business. To address the shortage of tech skills, Sisekelo is investing and awarding scholarships in technology education and training programmes;

(a) Software Full Stack Development

(b) Data Science and AI

(c) Cybersecurity

Who is eligible to apply?

● Unemployed Individuals

● Under the age of 30

● Minimum qualification – Grade 12

● Preferably based in Gauteng but people who stay outside Gauteng are also welcome to apply

● Must have access to their own laptop and data. The course is conducted online Candidates will go through an online interview with our academic team

Benefits of the scholarship

● Candidates will obtain a nationally accredited qualification

● Equipped with future tech skills that will make you a standout technician and IT professional

● Top performing students will be given preference during the recruitment process of our client partner companies

To apply please send an email to with the following information:

● Updated CV

● A single page motivational letter stating clearly why you think you deserve the scholarship


Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology 

Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology is a dynamic business-consulting, training, and Research & Development company offering courses and learnerships ranging from Financial Literacy, Generic Management, and Business Skills to Artificial Intelligence, Coding and Cybersecurity. The Institute is accredited by numerous training bodies like Services SETA, MICTSETA, Higher Education Council, and the globally-recognised EC-Council Accreditation for Cybersecurity. 
The Institute also plans to offer degree courses by the end of October.

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