Our primary focus is in providing innovative solutions in the fintech, healthtech, safety & security, and skills development verticals that have a meaningful impact on society by addressing challenges facing communities in South Africa, the continent and beyond, while delivering shared value for all our stakeholders. We leverage our suite of product and service offerings to meet our corporate purpose of bringing innovation that matters and we believe that we are well positioned to address critical local and global societal challenges of safety and security, healthcare management, financial inclusion, and learning and development.
South Africa has a skills shortage and within Altron we have a business that trains and develops several thousand candidates every year. We are now developing systems so that we can extend this to address a wider number of candidates to transform South Africa. Our goal is to move from upskilling the few, to the many, and in the process help them to uplift themselves so that they can either start their own businesses or be employed within the formal economy.
Altron, through its subsidiary Altron Bytes People Solutions, currently runs and manages learning centres in Soweto, Johannesburg, and KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal. These learning centres are aimed at providing unemployed youth in the surrounding communities with the relevant knowledge and skills in end-user computing that assures them of easier access to the modern working environment.
The learning centres are an integral part of Altron’s holistic commitment to supporting the youth, building skills and changing South Africa from within. The success rate of the learnership programmes in both centres in awarding graduate students with recognised National Certificates in End-User Computing forms part of Altron’s commitment to reducing South Africa’s unemployment challenges with a learnership programme that is relevant and needed.