South Africa is not the only country facing a shortage of IT skills. “The widening of the skills gap requires an urgent intervention,” says ETS CEO Zandi Mbele, who is actively involved in the transfer of skills to young women in IT. This will ensure a relevant and solid skills pipeline equipped to drive the 4IR in South Africa.

Mbele, who acquired a 100% share of ETS Innovations through her Jubilee Line Consulting business, making ETS the only black woman-owned level one B-BBEE Oracle Field Service Delivery Partner in South Africa, is now focused on building the skills of her company’s interns, enabling them to become professional database administrators.

With a passion for skills development, Mbele is taking a personal interest in ETS’s training and professional development programmes, working to certify young ICT practitioners – particularly young women – in areas such as databases, infrastructure, cloud and security.

ETS is a specialised ICT company focusing on providing infrastructure, database, software and integration solutions mainly for Oracle. The company also focuses on cloud services, security solutions and ERP. Mbele says as much as there is a huge uptake of cloud services and migration, there are still lots of clients that have on-premises database appliances that ETS looks after.
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