Very often, some young students turn towards me, asking for some piece of advice about their studies : how is the ICT job market going in Mauritius or do they pay well, things like that. Job Career fairs might not always be the right place for these pieces of advice as they want to hear them from someone they know personally.
Before elaborating more on this topic, I will share some of my first-time experience when I uploaded my web site on the internet around mid 2002. Today, I have gone back into some of my back ups to retrieve some designs that I saved, probably to remember those old times or to show to my grandsons and granddaughters lol. So, the ‘designs’ below were done in Frontpage and Dreamweaver lol :
That’s why during the last years, I highly motivate people showing signs of a growing passion for having a web site/blog.
Good job prospects in web
Did you know graphic designers and web developers are highly demanded in Mauritius? .
While some companies are willing to provide training to the fresh IT graduates onto these web technologies, others need experienced guys too. Despite the introduction of PHP into the web technologies module at UOM, I find that the passion for web has still not yet been of much interest to most of Computer Science (and related studies) students.
What matters for some of them might be : “A job in one of the fastest growing pillars of the economy”.
The Mauritian job market has loads of prospects for web geeks good at PHP, JAVA and .NET and we still lack a good workforce specialized in these web technologies.
Start learning web technologies very early. Having a few web sites in your portfolio/CV is a very good sign for potential employers, even if they are simple HTML or PHP web sites. Everyone has to start somewhere, isn’t it?
And finally, I highly encourage anyone to embark into this exciting journey and promising career in web design/development 😉
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