Four in-demand Tech skills that will accelerate your career. Image: Supplied

Build a future in technology with ALX’s four in-demand Tech Programmes

ALX is offering fully sponsored placements to four internationally recognised tech programmes, no experience required.


Four in-demand Tech skills that will accelerate your career. Image: Supplied

At the forefront of the rapid transformation happening in the tech-education space, career accelerator ALX has announced four new training courses equipping graduates with the most globally in-demand tech skills. These are considered some of the most expensive skills to obtain in the most in-demand skills globally. The value of these courses ranges between R135,000 and R700,000, however, ALX is bridging the affordability gap by offering access to these programmes to eligible candidates at no cost, thanks to their partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

“ALX courses are developed to give South Africans an opportunity to prepare, launch, and grow their careers in tech, providing job-relevant training that addresses the current skills shortage and providing students with the in-demand, practical skills to succeed in the workplace”

says Divesh Sookah, General Manager of ALX South Africa. 
Tech Skills
Data analytics and data science skills are essential for organisations to understand their data and identify trends Image: Supplied

The courses are as follows:

  • Data Analytics – This is a great way to understand current trends and patterns from the massive amounts of data being collected.
  • Data Science – Data scientists provide insights for companies to refine their products, expand their business, and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Salesforce Administrator- Salesforce is one of the most dominant cloud-based sales and customer relationship management solutions in the world. 
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner –With virtually every company using the cloud to do business, Cloud Practitioner skills gained provide an understanding of how to use the cloud to its full potential.

“ALX is committed to providing students with a completely integrated approach to training, also developing soft skills for the workplace that help our students build successful careers. We want our students to develop as well-rounded tech professionals who are equipped with both the technical proficiencies and soft skills that will enable them to thrive in the future of work,”

says Sooka.
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Digital skills of the future, at no cost 

The world of work is changing rapidly thanks to the rate of Digital Transformation. The essential skills required five to ten years ago across major industries are no longer relevant and an estimated 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet.

In order to thrive in the future of work, careers must be built on core digital and tech competencies. Tech skills are not just about software developers or computer hardware specialists anymore. Most people entering the workforce will need some degree of digital and technical skills to simply perform in their jobs. 

Some of the most in-demand tech skills in South Africa centre on data analysis and cloud computing. Cloud computing specialists and data scientists are some of the most well-paid jobs currently available in South Africa.

Data analytics and data science skills are essential for organisations to understand their data and identify the trends that will impact the products and services they deliver to their customers. Additionally, Salesforce Administration and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platforms are dominating business environments the world over. 

ALX’s courses are exclusively available in Johannesburg and use a hybrid learning format which sees students studying online and in class. Interested candidates don’t need any previous experience or background in IT and can apply or find out more at

All programmes are fully sponsored. Registration closes on 27 March. Apply today on 

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