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Shoden Academy

About us

Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. is a niche IT training company specializing in Storage, Systems Development,
IT foundations and the practical applications of skills learned.

The Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. was established in February 2007, principally to provide accelerated technical, business, management and entrepreneurial training and education primarily to talented Black graduates with tertiary diplomas in I.T.-related subjects.

It then broadened it scope to include open courses in IT and today the Academy has two business streams:

  1. Selected IT Courses For corporate organisations who wish to equip their staff with the expertise and vital skills to be at the top-of-the-game , Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. has developed specific I.T. and soft-skills courses such as Systems Training, Programming Fundamentals, Information Technology and Hitachi Data Systems courses.

  2. Work Readiness For young black I.T. graduates it provides a solid, experiential, all-rounded workplace readiness career boost. This component is offered to full-time sponsored students over a 2 year skills development and training programme LINK (bursaries)

Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. vision is to provide a thorough grounding in both hardware, software , open IT skills, business process and systems skills productivity, leadership and life-orientation skills. The majority of courses offered are either seeta accredited courses international accreditation. All learners/ delegates will undergo a assessment after each course.

Certain specialized IT courses are not accredited, see flyers for more information. – Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. empowers people via innovative training methods and content to utilize their talents to their best advantage.

Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. firmly believes that with the correct guidance and knowledge, it will instil enough ability and confidence in its students that they will “make a difference”! In this way, it is able to create opportunities for our talented graduates and the working population as a whole that might otherwise have been missed.

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Profile on Sponsoring Company: Shoden Data Systems (Pty) Ltd

Shoden Data Systems (Pty) Ltd provides complete data centre solutions, using technologies that are widely acknowledged to be the best and most reliable in the world.

Shoden Data Systems is the sole distributor for Hitachi Data Systems in South Africa and also has strategic agreements with Brocade - a provider of storage networking solutions, products & services- and is a reseller of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. In addition, the company is a Veritas Premier Partner, providing integrated, managed, best-of-breed Storage Area Network solutions to the marketplace, and also distributes Virtuoso, virtual machine software for Intel-based systems.

With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Shoden Data Systems has more than 400 collective years of experience in the service, support and marketing of Hitachi products. Shoden Data Systems uses its intellectual capital and industry leading products to provide customers with total solutions in the storage, enterprise servers and connectivity arenas.

Shoden Data Systems acknowledges that South African society has been characterised by inequality which has led to many people being left at a historical disadvantage. The company is committed to applying its resources in such a way as to help address this imbalance. As an IT solutions provider that embodies the principles of black empowerment, Shoden Data Systems takes its BEE status very seriously and regards the attainment of B-BEE objectives as imperative to its goals and values, as well as being necessary as a critical intervention in the South African ICT sector, where skilled Black I.T. professionals appear to be a scarce resource.

Shoden Data Systems has adopted, as a strategic business imperative, an integrated approach to creating an improved supply chain of dedicated, talented, skilled, resourceful and entirely capable achievers who, despite a previously disadvantaged past, are set to become tomorrow's winning business personalities. And so the Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. is born!

In the role of a socially responsible citizen, not only is Shoden Data Systems sponsoring the start-up of the Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd., but also the company is sponsoring young black talent to achieve their dreams by affording them the encouragement to become successful via fast-tracked empowerment.

The Shoden Academy (Pty) Ltd. is entirely grateful to Shoden Data Systems for the sponsorship.

May we live out people's dreams



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