Teraco Data Centre Academy launched.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – 30 MAY 2022 – Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s leading vendor-neutral data centre and interconnection solutions provider, announced today the establishment of a data centre skills academy.
Teraco is committed to building data centre infrastructure in an inclusive, responsible and sustainable way. As part of our commitment, we invest further in education and training to ensure we create skills to thrive and participate in the digital economy. The Teraco Data Centre Academy has collaborated with partners, vendors, and industry experts to develop a program that increases the pool of data centre skills.
The Teraco Data Centre Academy upskills students for technical roles at data centres. The training comprises both an academic and a practical component. Students complete a formal NQF level 4 or level 5 IT qualification covering fibre optic principles, network architecture, business skills and other IT related subjects. They also attend onsite work readiness programs, health and safety training, and mechanical and electrical component training whilst being mentored by the Teraco team and specialist educators in the data centre industry.
“We are proud to be an integral part of building future talent. Through collaboration with our vendors and industry partners, we will be able to support our business and deliver continuous client-centric service as we navigate the future together,” says Hnizdo.