The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) is having a busy 2009. On July 28, there is the official launch of the CoachLab@JCSE programme, where half a dozen graduate students from Wits and UJ are benefitting from a 9-month schedule that gives them practical project experience and other business skills on top of their normal course of study. Attendees at the launch include top academics and the senior executives from a number of companies in the ICT sector.
This programme is an extension of the highly successful CoachLab@Hub initiative that has been operating at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria. With an almost 100% placement of the graduates at the end of the programme, it has endeared itself not only to the students but also to the employers who partner them through the sessions. JCSE is already gearing up to extend the programme into 2010 and beyond.
The previous week saw the successful conclusion of the first Team Software Practice (TSP) training in South Africa, at one of the major banks. Course leaders from the Software Engineering Institute (at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg) joined Prof Barry Dwolatzky, Lance Stewart and Alok Goswami to present this intensive three-day course as the start of a pilot programme to prove the positive impact of TSP on software development productivity.
The data collection period for the second annual ITWeb-JCSE Salary Survey is expected to be concluded at the end of July. Following analysuis of the data and preparation of reports, the results will be presented at an Executive Seminar to be held on October 7 2009 at the Forum in Bryanston.
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