Innovator Trust Partners with GIBS to create black female ICT leaders

By Innovator Trust on 26 Jun 15

The Innovator Trust is proud to announce our partnership with the Gordon’s Institute of Business Science (GIBS), as an exciting new activity in our mission to empower and support SMME’s in the South African information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

Focusing particularly on black, female SMME’s, this partnership will run in association with the GIBS Enterprise Development Academy, a centre of excellence for the growth of new and existing businesses.

The Innovator Trust has partnered with the Academy to recruit potential ICT Female SMME’s, to participate in a 12 month Programme for Management Development. This is a scholarship opportunity which is specifically focused on business and general management. This is achieved through a number of support and skills activities, such as training, mentorship, networking and infrastructure support.

The Programme for Management Development will run from June 2015 to July 2016, to allow students sufficient time to prepare and work through the online material.

“The Innovator Trust is committed to creating an environment of opportunity for SMME’s and their employees, and we are thrilled to align ourselves with such an invaluable like-minded group as GIBS,” says Tashline Jooste, CEO at Innovator Trust. “We are presented with a major opportunity to develop competent black female suppliers for the ICT sector as a whole. This partnership will play a critical role in our goal to create ICT leaders of the future and grow the sector,” she concludes.

 

 
The Innovator Trust at Gordon Institute of Business Science   Phillipine Kambula (Kurabahati Consulting Service), Khaya Cokoto (UmoyAir Communications), Maria Matoa (Sithole Computer Systems)
 
 
Phillipine Kambula (Kurabahati Consulting Service)   Khaya Cokoto (UmoyAir Communications)
 
   
Maria Matoa (Sithole Computer Systems)