Monday, 16 November 2009

Business Faculty presents SAP course for the first time at CPUT

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The CPUT Faculty of Business and SAP Africa’s SAP University Alliance programme recently presented, for the first time, an introduction to SAP01 training.

The course focused on providing insight to lectures who on completion, will be able to plough back the knowledge and help senior students gain experience in SAP. The course ran from 26 to 29 October.

The SAP University Alliances program is a global programme that provides university faculty members with the tools and resources necessary to teach students how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking and gives students the skills to add immediate value to the marketplace.

Ferdo Maree, a lecturer at CPUT said, “We are very excited to be part of this initiative. We joined the Alliance to offer hands-on experience on SAP to help increase graduate recruitment rates when the student leave varsity for the job world or if they wish to be entrepreneurs.”

A deeper understanding of SAP solutions can jumpstart students’ careers by combining business process knowledge with enterprise software expertise to develop the most valuable skills portfolio in the market today.

“Our focus as Cape Peninsula University of Technology is to empower tomorrow’s workforce through education,” said Maree.

Career-ready graduates, as part of an educated workforce, are fundamental for competitiveness and success in today’s global business environment. At regional and global levels, a combination of business and information technology (IT) skills as well as industry expertise, promote stability and economic growth.

“Our education and training programmes enable users and partners to leverage ICTs and business process know-how as drivers of growing economies as well as sustainable communities,” explained Max Fuzani, SAP Africa University Alliances manager .

Course material included SAP Introduction, Navigation; System-wide concepts; Logistics; Accounting; Human Resources; Products, solutions and services among others.

Delegates from Namibia Polytechnic, University of the Western Cape; Free State University as well as the Cape Peninsula University of Technology attended the four day training.

By Thami Nkwanyane

Photograph: CPUT’s first SAP training course ran from 26 to 29 October 2009

Written by CPUT News

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