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Wednesday, 05 August 2015

CPUT Innovation: Virtual career coach

ONE STOP SHOP: The mobile app, TshedzaApp™ is a virtual career coach ONE STOP SHOP: The mobile app, TshedzaApp™ is a virtual career coach

At CPUT, innovation is about solving everyday problems facing our communities, and TshedzaApp™ is doing just that.

A mobile app, TshedzaApp™, is a virtual career coach that allows users to interact with coaching professionals as well as find and access information on tertiary courses and bursaries in South Africa.

Inventor and project leader, Mbavhalelo Mabogo, says the mobile app aims to counter the high dropout rates at tertiary institutions, by providing high school learners with correct information to ensure they make informed choices about their future.

“Many drop out because they are in the wrong course. Others cannot apply to university because they have the wrong subject combination,” says Mabogo.

By inventing TshedzaApp™, Mabogo and his team hope to empower learners to make the right choices.

img-CPUT-Innovation-Virtual-career-coach-2CAREER CHOICES: The mobile app has a built in career screening tool, which based on information created by the user in their profile, will list possible study options

The mobile app has a built in career screening tool which is based on information created by the user in their profile and will list possible study options along with the universities that offer the courses.

It contains information from higher education institutions in South Africa, which includes everything from course information, requirements to funding.

The mobile app will also assist high school learners in choosing the right school subjects, and also allows them to interact with industry professionals in a monitored and open discussion group.

Mabogo who is supported by a team of professionals, says the mobile app has been tested at schools in Khayelitsha and Kraaifontein and has also had a pilot run on Google Play.

It will soon go live on Google Play and will be free to users.

*This product will be on show at the CPUT Innovation Showcase, which takes place on Thursday, 6 August 2015 in the Major Sports Hall at the Bellville Campus from 11am – 8pm. Entry is free

For more information on the Innovation Showcase, contact:
Chris Lombard: +27 21 9595871/  lombardc@cput.ac.za
Nompahelo Ndindwa: +27 21 959 6044/ Ndindwan@cput.ac.za

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Written by Candes Keating

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Email: keatingc@cput.ac.za

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