ESRI SOUTH AFRICA, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), is proud to announce that it has opened applications for its Diploma in Geoinformation Science and Technology, for qualifying 2020 matriculants, through the Esri South Africa College.
Qualifying applicants must have matriculated in 2020 with a Mathematics grade of at least 90%, be self-motivated, curious, hardworking, have strong ethical values and problem-solving skills.
The South African Geomatics Council accredited qualification on offer covers both theoretical and practical aspects of geo-information science and technology. Furthermore, during the 36-module course completed over two-years, students will learn how to plan, build and implement geographical information systems projects, enabling them to perform a range of functions that would be required from a GIS specialist.
The Esri South Africa bursary will cover course fees, textbooks and any other applicable study material needed for students to complete their studies.
Accommodation and travelling costs will be at the expense of the learner.
Aside from learning, students will also be fully immersed in the world of GIS through part-time work at Esri South Africa’s Midrand offices. Upon the completion of studies and after gaining the necessary work-integrated learning experience, graduates will be able to register as a GISc Technician with the South African Geomatics Council.
Esri South Africa Managing Director, Patrick McKivergan, said “the Esri South Africa programme is a unique study opportunity for five talented 2020 matriculants, who will be exposed to the world of cutting edge GIS technology in both its theoretical and practical forms.”
He went on further to note that “companies like Esri South Africa have a duty to invest in the future of South Africa by empowering young people with the right match of skills and knowledge for the future of work. With unemployment at close to 35%, the crisis requires all hands-on deck, working together to tackle the ‘Triple Challenge’ of unemployment, poverty and inequality.”
Qualifying 2020 matriculants must apply before Sunday, 31 October 2021.
Application information can be found at www.esri-southafrica.com or visit Esri South Africa on all social media platforms.