CTU partnership supports open source skills development

Obsidian, Red Hat and CTU unite to support open source skills development.

Leading provider of open source software and services Obsidian Systems joined forces with global open source software leader Red Hat, ICT training service provider CTU Training Solutions and the MICT Seta to host an induction day on 31 March for 20 potential Red Hat Linux System Administrators and open source professionals.

The orientation programme took place at CTU campus in Sandton offering students a full overview of the first learnership involving Red Hat in South Africa.

As a recognised leader in the open source market Obsidian understands the market requirement for candidates to possess structured practical experience and in-depth theoretical background.

“We are encouraging candidates to pursue a career in IT and become certified and qualified professionals who are able to add value to South African business that have adopted Linux or open source solutions.” says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.

Van Staden says the demand for open source skills is driven by the increased relevance of this software within the South African market.

More businesses are having to streamline operations, reduce cost, operate more productively and efficiently, says van Staden and this is where open source systems adds value.

“The fact that this is the first of its kind learnership in South Africa reflects the increasing popularity of open source and the desire for companies to bring in skilled individuals to help administrate these systems to enhance operations,” van Staden adds.

This Obsidian, CTU Training Solutions and MICT Seta-backed learnership is a sure route to recognised certification, indepth knowledge of Red Hat Linux and training/ tuition from accredited providers.