DIPHETOGO CLEMENT MOKOKA
President of the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals |ICITP (SA)
A profession is something a little more than a job, it is a career for someone who wants to be part of society, who becomes competent in their chosen sector through training; maintains their skills through continuing professional development (CPD); and commits to behaving ethically, to protect the interests of the public. We all rely on professionals at many points of our lives
From dentists to teachers, from pension managers to career advisers, from town planners to paramedics. We rely on professionals to be experts (certified or chartered). Back in the nineteenth century, the only known main careers that were deemed profession were law, accounting, and medicine. Nowadays, the number of professions is much wider and ever-increasing, as occupations become more specialized in nature and more ‘professionalized’ in terms of requiring certain standards of initial and ongoing education so that anything from automotive technicians to web designers can be defined as professionals. The Institute of Chartered Information Technology Professionals (ICITP®) is for IT practitioners who want:
- To keep learning, be challenged and stay up to date with the latest developments in Information Technology;
- To solve problems, do good work, and be involved in making decisions which help to improve people’s lives.
- To earn more money! Professionalism pays;
- To become entrepreneurs in the IT industry.
The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals is an organization whose members are individual Professionals. The IT profession in South Africa now requires that professionals be on a professional register.