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Synthesis Partners with Pluralsight to Close the Technology Skills Gap

Synthesis Partners with Pluralsight to Close the Technology Skills Gap

23 November – Johannesburg, South Africa – Synthesis Software Technologies, one of South Africa’s leading software development companies, announced that it has chosen Pluralsight, the technology workforce development company, as a strategic partner to accelerate technology skills development.

Synthesis is renowned for using emerging technologies to make their customers across the globe more competitive. However, the global technology skills shortage – particularly in emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI) and Web3 – impacts the speed and efficiency with which businesses can use technology to differentiate themselves and build business value.

“Technology is evolving faster than ever before. The only way to keep up with this evolution is to deliberately invest in employees and fill their skills gap,” explains Elmarie Grant, Head of the Academy at Synthesis. “However, not all training is equal. So often, companies purchase training for their teams only to realise their employees can’t immediately apply their new skills or can’t apply their skills to the project at hand. Businesses deserve customised training designed for their real-world problems. This is what we provide to our clients, and we are excited to partner with Pluralsight to create customised programmes in technology, from cloud computing to data science to cybersecurity.”

Pluralsight empowers companies around the world to build technology skills at scale while aligning learning to strategic business objectives to close critical skills gaps, and deliver better value to the end customer. The company’s Skills platform helps enterprises acquire today’s most valuable technology skills, including DevOps, Cloud, Security, and Machine Learning, through high-quality learning experiences delivered by subject-matter experts. Real-time measurement and assessment of a learner’s performance on Pluralsight’s platform provides technology leaders with visibility into the capabilities of their teams and confidence they  will deliver on critical objectives.

“With this partnership, we will create custom learning paths designed to help our clients’ teams upskill at their level of fluency and at their own pace. Clients will have a full view of their employee’s progress through deep analytics so they can track their ROI. This is an exciting addition to our existing offerings and a valuable tool to close the skills gap the right way,” concludes Grant.

Synthesis is passionate about skills development and is home to more than 200 employees who have over 200 AWS certificates, and over 400 degrees and diplomas. The Synthesis Academy is responsible for the company’s successful skill development and incubation of new tech talent. The Academy’s successes have led to Synthesis’ programmes being extended to its customer base in 2019.

About Synthesis

Synthesis uses innovative technology solutions to provide businesses with a competitive edge today. Synthesis focuses on banking and financial institutions, retail, healthcare and telecommunications sectors in South Africa and other emerging markets.

In 2017 Capital Appreciation Limited, a JSE-listed Fintech company, acquired 100 percent of Synthesis. Following the acquisition, Synthesis remains an independent operating entity within the Capital Appreciation Group providing Cloud, Digital and RegTech services as well as corporate learning solutions through the Synthesis Academy.

About Pluralsight

Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development organization that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit pluralsight.com.


For more information on the innovative work Synthesis has done for its blue-chip clients, contact:

Kim Furman

Marketing Manager

072 236 3572