Unlocking Potential: How UniCollege Empowers Tomorrow's Tech Innovators


At UniCollege, we believe in the power of practical experience. It's not just about what you learn in the classroom; it's about applying those lessons to solve real-world problems. That's why we've committed to offering top programming students a unique opportunity to bring their skills to life.

As a lecturer at UniCollege, Paul Grobler has had the privilege of teaching and observing many talented individuals over the years. These students have spent a year immersing themselves in the complexities of software development, honing their problem-solving and computational thinking skills. But learning doesn't end there. Paul, and his company IT Genie, are passionate about taking this learning a step further—transforming theoretical knowledge into practical expertise.

The initiative is simple yet impactful: select students who have shown exceptional promise and dedication and invite them to join the IT Genie team. Here, they're not just students; they're emerging professionals, tackling real projects and making tangible contributions to our clients' success.

This journey from the classroom to the workplace is more than an internship; it's a launching pad for future IT leaders. Our students work on meaningful projects, collaborating with experienced professionals who guide their development and encourage their innovative ideas. This hands-on experience is invaluable, bridging the gap between academic concepts and the dynamic challenges of the IT industry.

Success Stories to Celebrate:

Ruan Bezuidenhout: Graduating in 2022, Ruan stood out for his exceptional grasp of programming concepts and a keen eye for detail, making him an ideal candidate to join our team. In 2023, Ruan transitioned from student to professional seamlessly, leveraging his academic foundation to tackle complex projects with innovation and precision. His contributions have not only enhanced project outcomes but have also inspired a culture of excellence within our team. Ruan's journey exemplifies how dedication and skill, when paired with the right opportunity, can create a trajectory toward significant professional achievement.

Elton Sibiya: Elton may be one of the youngest talents to join IT Genie end of 2023, but his maturity and dedication to mastering new technologies set him apart. Elton's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and eagerness to learn. With every project, he brings a fresh perspective, tackling challenges with a determination that belies his age. His ability to absorb new information quickly and apply it effectively has not only accelerated his growth but also positively impacted the solutions we deliver to our clients. Elton embodies the spirit of a true innovator, proving that age is but a number when it comes to problem-solving and technical prowess.

Ben Offenberg: Ben's approach to problem-solving is methodical and creative, demonstrating a profound understanding of the intricacies of coding. His persistence in the face of challenges is admirable, showcasing a remarkable ability to navigate and resolve complex coding problems with innovative solutions. Ben's contributions to our team go beyond his technical skills; his positive attitude and solution-oriented mindset inspire his colleagues and elevate our project work. He exemplifies the essence of a problem solver, reminding us all that behind every coding challenge lies an opportunity for growth and learning.

These stories are more than individual achievements; they represent the spirit of an outstanding collaboration between UniCollege and IT Genie. Each of these talented professionals started their journey with us as students, brimming with potential. Today, they stand as beacons of success, embodying our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering an environment where young professionals can thrive and make their mark in the IT industry.

Through their stories, we celebrate not just their accomplishments but the collaborative effort of our team to provide a platform where innovation, creativity, and dedication are recognized and rewarded. These stories are just the beginning. Every student who walks through our doors leaves with not just enhanced skills but a clearer vision of their future in IT.

At UniCollege and IT Genie, we're not just building software; we're building futures. Join us in this journey as we continue to empower the next generation of IT professionals, ensuring they're not just ready for the challenges ahead but are also eager to redefine what's possible.