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TitleRecommendations for improvement to the South African information technology curriculum: a case study of new higher certificate graduates" first year of employment
AuthorPanday, Annelee
SubjectGraduate impacts
SubjectGraduate preparedness
SubjectHigher education
SubjectIT companies
SubjectIT curriculum design
SubjectIT graduates
SubjectSkills gap
SubjectSkill sets
SubjectInformation technology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africa -- Case studies
SubjectCloud computing -- South Africa -- Case studies
SubjectEducation, Higher -- Curricula -- South Africa -- Case studies
SubjectEmployability -- South Africa -- Case studies
Format1 online resource (xi, 181 leaves) : illustrations (some color)
AbstractEmployment issues in South Africa (SA) are a significant problem. There are ongoing discussions revolving around the employability challenges facing South African graduates, particularly in the Information Technology (IT) sector. The preparedness of these IT graduates has been questioned with many looking towards skill sets and employability status while others have scrutinised the validity of the IT curriculum meeting industry needs. The research focuses on a case study of graduates from an accredited, private higher education institution in SA. The study followed a qualitative approach using questionnaires and interviews to understand the experiences of employers, employed graduates and recruitment personnel upon employment of the graduates. This study investigated, determined and confirmed recommendations to adapt the South African higher education IT curriculum to improve the productivity of IT graduates upon employment.
AbstractSchool of Computing
AbstractM. Sc. (Computing)