Are you, like most other high school students, contemplating what you want your life to look like following matric? There is no doubt that you will have dreams about starting your own business. However, in order to do that, you will need to bolster your skills. Gain some experience in the working world, and then develop a good idea of where your unique strengths lie.

As such, you might want to think about gearing your studies towards the most in-demand programming skills to maximise your employability. Doing so will also help to equip you with the know-how necessary to spearhead a new business. Possibly a business that actively solves problems relevant in current times and makes people’s lives easier.

In-demand programming skills

Considering how quickly the information technology sector is advancing in South Africa and around the globe. It will come as no surprise to learn that various IT skills are some of the most sought-after in the country.

A recent survey conducted by the JCSE and IITPSA highlights that specific IT skills that young South Africans should be looking into include an understanding of the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, DevOps, big data design and analytics, blockchain, and artificial intelligence.

Why study IT?

By opting to study IT, you practically guarantee that you will enter a blossoming industry following your graduation. As a creative thinker and aspiring entrepreneur, you will also open up a world of exciting new opportunities for yourself in terms of profitable business ideas. Finally, studying IT will mean that you can live and work anywhere in the world. Great news for young South Africans who wish to travel.

Ultimately, if you have a natural flair for IT, don’t hesitate to go for it and put this strength to good use. You are sure to have a bright future ahead as a result.