Bridging IT skills gap in banking sector

Since 2020, the MBA has held a number of working sessions with its members and the University of Mauritius to clearly identify and bridge the IT skills gap in the banking sector. Earlier this month, the MBA and the Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub held a working session to map out the skills shortfall, and brainstorm on concrete steps to bridge this gap. While banks are currently able to recruit senior systems architects, there is a clear shortfall of coders with practical knowledge of specific coding languages. The MBA and MAFH are working jointly on a series of short (6-month), focussed coding programmes, to be delivered from mid 2021.