Our History

After 7 years of serving Shoden Data Systems as the Shoden Academy, it was time to expand our horizons and offer our internship and learnership services as an independent training provider. The relationships and friendships made between the academy’s team and the family that was Shoden Data Systems have remained strong still to this day.
Our history (under our previous name – the Shoden Academy) has been that:

  • 100% of the graduating interns were placed in employment
  • 90% of all whom commenced as interns have been employed
  • Post-graduation, we have received reviews that our job-nurture programme was “life-changing” and made “dreams come true”
  • Access to a good, holistic education provides a real solution to the challenges we face in South Africa
  • This model allows businesses to invest in the ability of our young people to make wise decisions
  • If businesses choose not to act now, we will still be treating the symptoms of poverty in the future

We, at Velisa Academy want to see the future of our country moulded through the power of knowledge and fulfilled potential. This is creating a preferred future!