ICT skills training to empower unemployed youth

Vodacom South Africa will empower unemployed youth offering ICT skills training to help tackle skills development and job creation within the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

On Tuesday, Vodacom through its Mobile Education programme in partnership with Cisco and MICT-Seta kicked-off a youth development project at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth. The partnership aims to train unemployed youth in ICT skills and to further develop them into ICT entrepreneurs.

Vodacom Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs, Maya Makanjee says: “This is Vodacom’s contribution towards the creation of skills development and job creation opportunities for unemployed youth. It is premised on concept that the more skilled the youth are, the greater their opportunity for employment.

The skills development will cover training in A+, N+ and 3G connectivity for a period of six months. The project will train and develop 15 ICT entrepreneurs in each of the nine Vodacom ICT resource centre situated in all the provinces. The total number of trainees will be 135. All participants’ stipend and accommodation will be paid for by Vodacom. On entrepreneurial skills, the training will run for a period of six months and will focus on empowering the youth with business skills.

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