CTU Training Solutions announced it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the CTU Training Solutions Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, Web-deployed and Web-managed education programme that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum programme.
"It is CTU's mission to make a significant contribution in the development of human capital in southern Africa. There is a critical need to align education to the opportunities that employers present to ensure that we close the skills gap and reduce the unemployment rate in South Africa," said Ronald Meeske, CEO of CTU Training Solutions.
"CTU is addressing this need through Red Hat Academy, by offering relevant, global standard, open source and IT-related education. The importance of Linux in the IT market is growing rapidly. The Red Hat Academy programme enhances career prospects for our graduates."
Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centres for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat training. For more than a decade, Red Hat Academy has supplied high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide that have the required technology and support environments, with hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support. Red Hat Academy's Web-based curriculum helps create competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.
"We're pleased to have CTU Training Solutions join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program," said Ken Goetz, vice-president, Global Training and Certification, Red Hat. "To help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills, we work closely with a variety of educational institutions. We look forward to continued collaboration with CTU Training Solutions as an important member of Red Hat's training and certification ecosystem."
In celebration of CTU Training Solutions being named the first Red Hat Academy in South Africa, it will open 10 free seats for unemployed individuals who are currently studying.
Visit www.ctutraining.ac.za to apply.
Applications opened on 3 February 2017 and will close on 20 March 2017.