Social and Skills Development

In 2020, after a decade and a half of investing in teachers.(background), ISPA’s Social Development working group embarked on projects working towards the development of the country’s youth. The Association has called on its members to support the ISPA Inspires bursary programme with the same energy and enthusiasm that previously made the teachers training programme a great success. See ISPA Inspires bursary programme for more information.

The programme, now in its second year, represents ISPA’s latest contribution towards boosting South Africa’s pool of ICT talent. We believe it is important to encourage and assist our youth to enter the ICT Sector, which will drive the future economy through technological innovation and economic growth. 

Students applying for a bursary are required to provide their personal particulars, a compelling motivation, and comprehensive CV including academic records and personal references.

After a decade and a half of investing in teachers, ISPA is now working towards the development of the country’s youth. The Association has called on its members to support the ISPA Inspires bursary programme with the same energy and enthusiasm that previously made the teachers training programme a great success.

A total of 288 applications were received for the inaugural ISPA Inspires bursaries, which was launched in December 2020.  Two outstanding candidates were awarded bursaries in March 2021, covering not only their fees but needed equipment and books as well. More information about the winners can be found here.

ISPA is confident that this programme will continue to grow and contribute meaningfully to ICT skills in South Africa.

More information about “ISPA Inspires” social development outreach can be found at https://ispa.org.za/inspires/.