UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software company, has collaborated with the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) in South Africa to develop the first national qualification in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
The initiative aims to provide the workforce of the future with valuable tech skills and will potentially have a positive impact on youth unemployment by creating new jobs in software development, setting up for further growth the expanding automation ecosystem in South Africa.
Recent research points to skills shortages being among the most significant business risks facing South African organisations. According to the 2022 JCSE – IITPSA Skills Survey, RPA skills are among those recording ‘significant shortages’ – alongside information security, Big Data design and analytics and Artificial Intelligence – for which demand exceeds supply by a big margin. For this reason, the introduction of the national qualification in RPA is well positioned to help address the current shortage of RPA skills in South Africa. It will empower workers with the skills needed to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the field of automation, which is becoming ubiquitous across industries.Click below to share this article