Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

Paying It Forward

At CTI, we believe in making a positive difference in the lives of people by providing the highest standard of career-focused education. We are also passionate about building and maintaining relationships with our surrounding communities in order to uplift those less fortunate through social and, most importantly, educational interaction.

It is against this backdrop that CTI has developed policies, mechanisms and systems to ensure the effective and efficient execution of its social responsibility in an equitable and sustainable manner. The group has a clear policy regarding the contribution of resources (physical and human) towards schools and organisations in need as well as charity programmes in our communities.

 

Bursary fund

CTI has set up a bursary fund to assist students in need of a meaningful education. We aim to play a part in helping to close the skills shortage gap in South Africa through our own bursary fund. We have already awarded bursaries during the 2010, 2011 and 2012 academic years.

Job Creation Trust

During the 2011 academic year, CTI Education Group (CTI), Wits University Language School and the Job Creation Trust (JCT) entered into a partnership with the purpose of encouraging potential and talented students, from disadvantaged backgrounds, to further their educational studies in selected programmes on offer at CTI. A bursary scheme has been established and benefited 20 students who studied for a CTI IT qualification and an English Language programme with Wits Language School.

During 2012 and 2013, due to the impact and success of the partnership between CTI and the Job Creation Trust, the two partners pledged additional funding for a further 20 students across all the provinces in South Africa. The 2013 bursary scheme by JCT and CTI covered 100% of tuition and other related costs, this does not include accommodation, food, catering and travel. It is the partnership’s purpose to provide students with the opportunity to secure employment on graduation through a number of placement agencies that form part of the partnership.

The partnership caters for potential and eligible students, especially for financially challenged and needy students who wish to pursue studies in the field of information technology and other selected programmes. It is believed that this will benefit both CTI and the Job Creation Trust in developing an effective, efficient and competent workforce to fulfil both organisational mandates as reflected in their vision, mission and strategic plans. This partnership also benefits the development of upcoming small businesses, especially those in rural and impoverished geographical areas.

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