CiTi ICT Skills Training Programme 2020

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative or CiTi is inviting tech-savvy individuals to come and apply for its ICT Skills Training Programme for 2020. More details about this unique training opportunity below.

Founded in 1999, the CiTi is a non-profit company that aims to build and promote a future-proof and inclusive society through advocating technology and innovation.

CiTi works at the intersection of society, business and the national government to positively influence the future of society and the economy utilizing innovation and technology.

CiTi ICT Skills Training Programme

Successful candidates will be joining the company’s CapaCiTi Programmes which work on what the company calls the Pay It Forward model. Those who join the programme will not need to pay any fees while undergoing the training programme. Only when the participant gets a job in a full-time employment status will need to pay the training costs in monthly installments.

Keep in mind that funds collected by the company will be used to support other aspiring South African students who wish to undergo a CapaCiTi skills training course. Trainees also receive a transportation allowance on a monthly basis for the duration of the programme.

Depending on interest and skill level, training will be divided into 1 of 3 training streams i.e. Python, Java and Software in the initial month of training. The other five months will involve training in the specialized stream (1 of 3). Upon successful completion of the technical training, trainees will get a vendor certification either from Oracle or Microsoft.

After completing the 6th month of the traineeship, trainees will then be recommended for an internship with the company’s placement partners, one of which is Younglings, another non-profit with a long working history with CiTi.

Who should apply?

Applicants must possess the following basic requirements in order to qualify for the training programme:

  • Solid communication skills
  • Must have a technical background – either an IT student, self-taught or have taken the CAT subject
  • Success driven and passionate about technology
  • Must be 18 to 25 years of age
  • Currently unemployed
  • A South African citizen and resident of Cape Town
  • Must pass the assessment exercises during the application process

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants who wish to apply for the traineeship will need to register an account in order to apply. Click here to get started.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 28 February 2020. 

Contact Information

For enquiries get in touch directly with Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative:

Tel: +27 (21) 003 7579 / 409 7000


Click the link to view the CiTi ICT Skills Training Programme 2020 advert.


  • How long will it take to complete the training programme?
    The training programme runs for a duration of 12 months.
  • Where will the training take place?
    The training proper will be held in CiTi’s Salt River Campus in Cape Town
  • When will the training start?
    Training will start on 9 March 2020.


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