The Academy

EOH Coastal is taking a proactive approach to overcoming the niche, high-end IT skills shortages confronting industry today. At the EOH Coastal Academy, we are preparing the next generation of in-demand skills for the real-world workforce, through a combination of intense classroom training and practical experience and mentorship. In line with the renowned national EOH skills development approach, EOH Coastal is upskilling staff and graduates and seeking to partner with universities to ensure IT courses meet the changing demands of industry. We believe this benefits the entire region, helping overcome the skills shortfall EOH and its partners experience, but also helping local industry to drive progress and stimulate economic growth.  

Courses

DATA CURRIULUM

Creating data specialists within the Microsoft space using predominantly MS SQL Server technology such as MS SQL Server Database Engine, TSQL development language, SSIS ETL toolset, SSRS reporting tool set, Power BI tool set with MDX and DAX and general data warehousing and development techniques. This is an international MCSE-certified course.

.NET CURRICULUM

Creating web developers within the Microsoft space using technologies such as C#, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, MVC, Entity Framework, HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS 3, Bootstrap, ADO.NET and many more, as wel l as incorporating Azure deployments using Visual Studio Team foundation. This course is geared toward the MCSD certification.

BA CURRICULUM

Creating a new breed of business analyst with skills in developing business requirements and functional requirement documents, as well as a fundamental understanding of quality assurance and testing, Customer Experience and User Experience as well as toolsets like VisualStudio Team services that facilitate the whole SDLC process using project methodologies such as Agile/Scrum.

Our Hope at EOH Coastal

Our hope is to secure additional support from enterprises in the region and expand our reach with the launch of a Java academy next year. In the longer-term, we also aim to commercialise our training materials, offer the development of bespoke training courses, and collaborate with tertiary institutions to develop curricula fully aligned to industry needs.

Partner with Us

While EOH Coastal, select partners and government programmes have absorbed the costs of this high-level, niche skills development, enterprise support will enable us to expand the programme to bring to market a larger pool of highly specialised skills faster.  

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES EXIST TO:

  • Onboard and mentor graduates for the practical skills development component of their training
  • Sponsor the development of additional courses in other in-demand areas
  • Sponsor recruitment and training of a larger pool of graduates
  • Collaborate on the development of in-house, focused IT skills development courseware to meet your enterprise's specific needs

Why EOH

We are a proudly South African company - passionate about positively influencing the lives of all South Africans. Our awareness and commitment to addressing South Africa’s challenges sees our business structured in a manner sensitive to water resource engineering, energy infrastructure and services, whilst carefully allocating our CSI funding for the best return of our citizens.

The EOH Job Creation Initiative is a priority project for us, as our contribution to alleviating South Africa’s youth unemployment challenge, which sees more than six million young South Africans not gainfully employed. Our aim is to create employment for more than 100 000 young people, through learnerships and internships with our partners and clients. Beyond the Job Creation Initiative, we have a mature internal academy, assisting graduates to integrate into our teams and deploy to clients as easily as possible with immediate productivity.