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WeThinkCode_ appoints Ayanda Mda as director of campuses

  • WeThinkCode_ has appointed the former executive manager of HR and IR at Lanseria International Airport, Ayanda Mda as its new director of campuses.
  • Mda will help to create a consistent experience for students across WeThinkCode_ campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
  • The new director says she has hopes of taking over as chief operating officer at WeThinkCode_ in future.

South African IT education and training organisation, WeThinkCode_ has announced the appointment of a new director of campuses in Ayanda Mda who will help the organisation make greater strides in fostering inclusivity while closing the IT skills gap.

Previously the executive manager of HR and IR at Lanseria International Airport but her position at WeThinkCode_ will be a bit different.

According to a press release sent to Hypertext, Mda will help to create a consistent experience for students across the three campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The director will also, according to her, become the custodian of students overseeing their lifetime at WeThinkCode_ from enrollment to graduation.

“I am honoured to join the team, driving the greater ambition of the business forward, while fostering inclusivity among our students and empowering the next generation of tech talent. We have one goal in mind, to revolutionise tech education in South Africa,” says Mda.

Ultimately, Mda sees herself as taking up the role of chief operating officer within WeThinkCode_, a role that seemingly doesn’t currently exist at the organisation.

The organisation goes on to say that this appointment is a commitment to shaping a technologically advanced and inclusive future for South Africa.

“Ayanda’s role will bring a new focused enthusiasm for our campus strategy. Enabling WeThinkCode_ to ensure that students feel a connected culture across all campuses while ensuring that operational efficiencies are in full force,” WeThinkCode_ chief executive officer, Nyari Samushonga said in a statement.

Since its inception in 2015, WeThinkCode_ has seen 500 students passing through three campuses and 55 partners hiring those students and graduates. As many as 93 percent of graduates are currently employed full-time.

As you may be aware, applying to join WeThinkCode_ is a very complex process. Not only do prospective students have to complete an entrance test, they also have to take part in a Selection Bootcamp and impress in a selection interview. The pay-off for going through this process however, is free education so it’s understandable why WeThinkCode_ make this process so complex.

We wish Mda the best of luck in her new position and her ambitions to manage the day-to-day operations of the company.

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