Editor’s note: This is an article from the Insights archive.
Xneelo’s partnership with CodeSpace is just one of the ways we have supported South Africa’s future leaders – and we couldn’t be prouder.
It’s no secret, xneelo is passionate about helping small businesses grow online. That’s why, we partnered with CodeSpace, a global education institution that specialises in teaching coding and technology skills, to help the future leaders of tech.
CodeSpace utilises an online teaching format to mimic the online work environment, as well as a co-learning space to foster teamwork. The industry-focused curriculum provides an alternative to earning a tertiary degree or accredited qualification and directly addresses the developer skills shortage in South Africa. Successful students walk away as qualified Software Developers ready for the workplace.
At the end of the day, CodeSpace boasts an impressive 91% graduate employment rate.
To do our part to support the future leaders of tech, xneelo sponsored the tuition of three students to complete the Frontend Web Development course, offered by CodeSpace.
In addition, we provided 20 Small Business Enablement packs to CodeSpace students. These packs included:
- 12 months free Master Package web hosting
- Annual Standard membership to the National Small Business Council
- Annual subscription to the Heavy Chef eLearning platform
- A practical guide to help business owners transition into the digital business realm seamlessly.
Let’s meet the scholarship winners
Currently, Jabulani runs a business that offers web development and web hosting. It also sells domains, implements SEO and assists with company registrations. “I want to learn to code because I enjoy it. I enjoy the mental challenge of creating algorithms and using code to solve problems or to create something.”
Luyanda currently works as an independent UX Designer, helping companies bring their digital solutions to life. “Learning Frontend coding will help me expand my market offering and will allow me to scale my business and take on bigger projects.”
Osvaldo works as a Digital Solutions Specialist, helping companies craft and build their online presence. “To date, I’ve had to rely on YouTube tutorials and Online Learning Platforms to advance my skills, due to financial struggles.”
Osvaldo would describe himself as a digital enthusiast and a creative thinker. “I love seeing how design and technology marry so well together. This course will help me take on bigger projects and will help build credibility for my business.”
Xneelo is honoured to provide Luyanda, Osvaldo and Jabulani with the opportunity to access CodeSpace’s world-class online learning portal. We will also be offering them each a year’s worth of free hosting.
Along with CodeSpace, we’re trying to create a space for the future leaders of business and tech to create – and innovate – online.
Are you interested in a future in software development or coding? Read our article on the importance of joining a coding community.