He approached a local IT company and explained that he was studying Management Information Systems and was looking for practical work to enhance the skills he was acquiring through his course.
“I reasoned that I needed to gain some practical experience over a year. I was part of my educational experience and investment in my career. It was logical that experience would help me find a job with the company at some point.”
And that’s exactly what happened!
The computer company said it was happy to help Tshembani get the experience he needed.
“A year later, I had some experience and was skilled enough for the company to start paying for jobs they had outsourced to me. It wasn’t a fulltime ‘job’ but my experience at the company had helped me to build a valuable business network for other sources of work.”
Today, Tshembani’s business offers services that range from system installations, computer programming, security to CCTV installations.
He adds: “The short course gave me enough self-confidence, a legitimate reason to engage with a company, and the opportunity to learn. This has resulted in me now owning my business.”
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