Changing the stereotype that IT is for nerds! Sioux (pronounced Sue) Williams is everything but a nerd. A high pace young lady, she enjoys playing golf and squash, scuba dives and even enjoys a little drag racing when the opportunity presents itself.
But during the workweek, she expresses her energy for life through her dynamic content creation. She is employed with Be Safe Paramedical since April 2021. Sioux is in charge of the smooth running and updating of the business website and social pages, including the development of all content.
Completing her National Certificate (Vocational) in Information Technology, at the False Bay TVET College, Fish Hoek Campus, Sioux knew from Grade 9 which industry she wanted to be in. “There are such great career prospects for individuals with the right ICT qualifications. We are in the digital era which has created a space for so many to explore and for new innovations” Says Sioux.
While Sioux most enjoyed the multimedia and electronic aspects of her learning, her Programming lecturer Mr. Gilmore Magwaza remembers her fondly for her natural aptitude. “She was a bright student and did well in her programmes which included Visual Basic, HTML, CSS, Java and many more. These programmes give our students the tools to build and illustrate a website and I am sure she will go forward and produce good websites in the future,” said Magwaza.
This is exactly the space Sioux wants to be, her goal is to work abroad with a graphic design and web development agency.