Zensar's Skills Development Program in South Africa reaches the milestone of its 1000th intern
Press Release | 19 Apr 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa, April 19, 2023: Zensar Technologies, a leading experience engineering and technology solutions company, recently announced achieving a milestone of enrolling its 1000th intern as an outcome of its Skills Development Program instituted in 2008. The key objective of this initiative is to train and prepare local youth with the latest ICT skillsets. The event marked the occasion of Zensar's successful training of 1000+ interns in areas like Software QA, ITIL4, Operations Management, Salesforce, Cyber Security, Microsoft Azure, Mainframe, and more. This event held in Zensar's Johannesburg office was marked with the presence of Mr Mahesh Kumar, Consul General of India for South Africa.
Manish Tandon, CEO and Managing Director, Zensar, said, "We are delighted to welcome Mr Mahesh Kumar, to celebrate a significant milestone with us as we welcome our 1000th intern to our fold. We are proud of the progress pf our Skills Initiative Development program since its inception in 2008, with the support from our clients that underscores the importance of taking the lead in creating future talent today. The interns' success reflects Zensar's commitment to cultivating a culture of excellence, growth, and opportunity for the youth of South Africa."
Mr. Mahesh Kumar, Consul General of India for South Africa stated, "It is heartening to see companies like Zensar taking the lead in bringing value to the youth of this country. Globally, South Africa is slowly taking centre stage regarding its talent, which holds great potential in the ICT space. We wholly support building skills needed tomorrow, and we wish Zensar and the interns all the best in their endeavour."
Commenting on this milestone, Harish Lala, Senior Vice President and Head Africa, Zensar Technologies, said, "Since setting up operations more than two decades ago, one of the key focus areas for us was to bring global expertise & knowledge in our local community and invest and build IT & Digital skills in the country to support our operations as well as our client’s needs. Our contribution towards our skills development program has been well-received by our local partners, community, and clients encouraging us and making us confident to continue our investments and focus on this initiative."
Zensar has been in South Africa since 2001, with operations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. Zensar’s South African team has always believed that bright minds can transform a nation's economy through proper guidance and training. The Skills Development initiatives focuses on changing the youth's lives through education, training, and mentorship programmes. Under this initiative, graduates from different universities and colleges with diplomas and degrees in Information Technology are recruited to be part of this internship programme and trained in critical skills to address 4IR global demands. International tech skills like automation, cloud, software testing, Java, etc. They are taught by world-class trainers from India and South Africa and exposed to local and international projects that result in real-world experience.
Zensar was recently awarded the 2023 Top Employer in South Africa for the second consecutive year. This recognition reflects Zensar's commitment to creating a positive work culture, investing in our employees' development, and fostering community within our organization. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to providing them with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive.