Holberton School to open new campus in Johannesburg, South Africa

A project-based college alternative educating the next generation of software engineers, Holberton School, has announced


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Holberton School to open new campus in Johannesburg, South Africa


A project-based college alternative educating the next generation of software engineers, Holberton School, has announced the opening of a new campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The new school, which is the group's third in Africa, will open its doors to South African students, January 24, 2022.

Fresh Angle International understands that the Johannesburg based school, aims to train highly-qualified software engineers to meet the growing demand for IT jobs in the country.

About 30 students, are expected for the first cohort, who will follow a 12-month programme, with three cohorts per year, starting in January, May, and September.

The school delivers a fast and high-quality computer science and software engineering- programme for those wishing to learn or improve their software engineering skills.

Students at Holberton School, South Africa, will throughout their training, acquire skills required for the jobs of today and tomorrow, namely; Blockchain, Full-stack Web Development, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR/VR).

Holberton School, South Africa, is partnering with the company Singular System to offer a full scholarship to the first 20 students of its new school as part of the collaboration.

"South Africa is one of the most dynamic countries in Africa when it comes to technology and innovation. Today, more than 80% of local companies are turning to artificial intelligence to automate their processes. But the lack of highly skilled tech talent is preventing them to move as fast as they would need. The creation of our school is a response to this problem," explained Thulani Ntuli, Director of Holberton School South Africa.

 

Co-founded in Silicon Valley in 2016 by CEO Julien Barbier, Holberton School, has enrolled more than 3,000 students worldwide, across more than 30 campuses in five continents: America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

 

The new campus in South Africa, will be the third Holberton School campus in Africa, after Tunisia, inaugurated in 2017 and Egypt in 2021. 

"South Africa is an important step for the development of Holberton School in Africa. We are delighted with the success our graduates have had since our first school launched in Africa. 100% of the first graduates from Holberton Schools in Africa have found a job, both from local and foreign companies", said Julien Barbier, CEO of Holberton.

Faced with the technological changes that the business world is experiencing and marked by a constant need for digitalization of processes and tools, African companies still lack qualified IT software engineers, but they are full of promising and talented young people.

Holberton School, intends to enable this generation of Africans gain faster access to a career and help the continent to become more competitive on the World stage.

The opening of Holberton School, South Africa, is another very important step for Holberton, Inc. -the company behind the Holberton School network and the OS of Education toolkit- toward its goal of training 500,000 African students by 2030.

 

 

About Holberton School

A world-class education should be available to everyone, regardless of background, gender, or ethnicity. That’s why Holberton’s college alternative program is offering students multiple ways to upgrade their knowledge, by giving them the tools to pursue their dreams. Graduates have gone to work as software engineers at top employers, including Apple, MercadoLibre, Pinterest, Google, Rappi, and LinkedIn. Holberton School trains software engineers in both practical knowledge and theory by utilizing project-based and peer learning.

Go to www.holbertonschool.com to learn more.

 

 

About Singular System

Singular System is specialized in developing, implementing, and managing software that enables their clients to eliminate risk and complexity in their business processes, creating measurable value. We can highlight AddEndum, AllanGray, DDS, as their clients.



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Onyeka Lilian Adudu
Our Special Correspondent, owns a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, from Delta State University, Abraka.
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