Press release | Decision Inc. 

Decision Inc. Talent Lab Ignites Exceptional Young Talent in the Technology Sector with Targeted Skills Development

21 July,  2022

Decision Inc. South Africa recently celebrated our 2022 Decision Inc. Talent Lab graduation, where we saw our 22 learners ready to take on the working world.

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The Decision Inc. Talent Lab was launched in 2021 to empower youth to learn critical technology and career skills so they can confidently enter the consulting market

Tarryn Swemmer, Group Chief of Staff at Decision Inc.

After the huge success of the pilot programme in 2021, we expanded this year taking on a group of 22 learners from across South Africa. Leveraging the learnings of the pilot programme we were able to grow the number of learners four-fold and many have continued their careers with Decision Inc.

The 2021 programme was such a success that we focused on increasing both our numbers and our commitment to providing students with opportunities within the company. We’re proud to have taken 12 candidates from this cohort and put them into permanent technical positions and the remaining 10 have all walked away with richer skillsets and improved insights into building their careers.

– Allan Saffy, Managing Executive at Decision Inc. South Africa

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The participants of the 2022 Talent Lab programme came from Limpopo, Polokwane, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban and from learnership programmes across the country. The programme is designed to cover the four pillars of the consulting business across technical, project, client, and personal growth and is an immersive training experience that gives learners an extra edge. It is run by internal staff members and provides skills development across consulting, technology, project management, and other specialist areas within the organisation. Learners are mentored and guided throughout the training process with hands-on access to senior staff and educational tools.

Stephanie Marran

The students were involved in mock projects designed to emulate real-world scenarios one can experience while working in the consulting environment. They were able to learn essential technical skills and they could see how they would operate under demanding situations that required the use of more interpersonal skills. The students were provided with training in soft skills like problem solving, client management, career development, communication, and internal engagement. This provided a holistic skills development approach that can be translated into any working environment.

Stephanie Marran, Talent Lab Programme Manager at Decision Inc. South Africa

As a company that prides itself on our value of “community” and knows the immense value of education and sharing knowledge, we have a strong vision to create opportunities for talented young professionals and to drive growth in our industry.

Decision Inc. aims to provide permanent positions to learners participating in the Talent Lab Programme each year and hopes to expand the programme absorption through partners and customers in the coming years. Students walk away from the Decision Inc. Talent Lab experience with skills in SQL, .NET, power platforms, analytics, cloud, customer engagement, presentations, consulting, problem solving, time management, and in their personal and career development  areas. Every aspect of the programme has been curated to help address the dearth of skills in the country and to provide young, aspirational learners with the tools they need to thrive.

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We are proud to have grown this programme four-fold in only a year and would like to thank all the faculty members who made this possible. Congratulations to our exceptional graduates of the 2022 programme – we are extremely proud of their dedication and eagerness to learn and wish them very bright and prosperous careers in the technology consulting sector in South Africa and beyond. We look forward to seeing them achieve amazing success and running another successful programme next year.

Allan Saffy, Managing Executive at Decision Inc. South Africa

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What an amazing time we had. Hear directly from our graduates and faculty members about their experience:

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About Decision Inc.

Digital partners need to be more than just technology delivery service providers. They need to bring deep industry and functional insights, embedded in the technology platforms of the industry, to help clients make an impact. This approach is defined by Decision Inc. and its Pursuit of Progress. Decision Inc. leads the way as a digital strategy and execution partner for organisations around the world, providing them with the tools, expertise and industry understanding that they need to conceive a robust strategic roadmap and transformation agenda.

Organisations that are fit and capable, that can handle the uncertainty of market and economy, are those that have adopted a model of transformation that’s focused on progress. They’ve adopted the mindset of continuous improvement, innovation and agility.

A mindset defined by Decision Inc. and our commitment in working with clients to scale their Pursuit of Progress.

With a business model designed to deliver exceptional capabilities across multiple markets while ensuring local excellence in all engagements, Decision Inc. is the perfect partner in the Pursuit of Progress, for the right reasons. 

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