Pune-headquartered digital solutions and technology services provider Zensar Technologies has expanded operations in South Africa with the launch of a new office that will also serve as a skilling centre in technologies such as cloud computing and robotics.
The new office and skilling centre will be situated at Century City in Cape Town, an official statement said.
“We have been increasingly working with some of the biggest enterprises in their transformation journeys in Cape Town and this new office is a testament to our commitment and focus on our clients and the region of Cape Town. We are also very excited to formally launch our skills development program here with graduates coming from Cape Town universities, in line with our ongoing efforts for last many years in Johannesburg and enabling these young and bright associates to build a strong career,” said Harish Lala, senior vice president and head, Africa, Zensar.
In 2009, Zensar Technologies had launched the Graduate Training and Learnership Program in South Africa to train graduates in information and communication technology skills. The programme involves sending a batch of 30 graduates for the training of up to six months in India. Over 400 interns have been placed as a result of the skill development programme. In 2017, Zensar said it aims to train 1,000 local students from South Africa over the next five years.
The company had also launched an employability skills development programme in India to impart IT training to students from tier-II cities of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. One of the aims of the programme is to train 500 engineering students in Maharashtra.
In June, Zensar partnered with cloud data services provider NetApp and networking technology company Cisco Systems to offer managed private cloud services.