Five join XT student programme

Dimension Data Namibia recently took in five new students as part of its 2022 XT Student Programme.
The 18-month programme hosted by the provider of business-to-business systems integration, information technology (IT), and information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, trains selected participants in the field of IT and enables them to apply these skills within a top working environment.
This new cohort forms the ninth edition of the internship programme which has thus far seen 38 students go through the programme since it was initiated in 2006. The programme introduces participants to either the Microsoft or Cisco framework and runs in two phases: the first six months lay the foundation in all things computer, network and server-related. Thereafter, participants work to achieve their Comptia A+, N+, Server+, Security+, and Cloud+ Certifications.
Participants also take on the Server Certification, Desktop Certification and/or Network Certification Path. In addition to these qualifications, the programme provides exposure to the technology and interaction that can be found in a real-world IT environment.
Dimension Data Managing Director, Annalize van der Merwe, said that Dimension Data provides for the training costs of the programme and participants receive a monthly allowance. “While we cannot ensure it, there is the prospect of further employment at Dimension Data after participants conclude their training. While we aim to take on as many participants as we can, we believe that wherever they go from this programme, they will be a valuable addition to the organisations they will go on to join or start. Learning and development is vital to our industry, as well as the future of Namibia, therefore we are committed to invest in the development of young Namibians in the IT industry.”
Those interested in applying for Dimension Data’s XT Student Programme are required to have a HIGCSE or IGCSE qualification, preferably with Mathematics. Enthusiasm for ICT is a plus.
More info on the programme is available from [email protected] .