From NJABULO BUTHELEZI in Durban
DURBAN – ABOUT 50 previously unemployed youth in South Africa are to make a mark in the information and communications (ICT) technology sector after completing a course set to open doors into any work environment.
Altron, the technology firm, celebrated the awarding of Certificates in End User Computing to the graduates of its learning centre in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal Province.
The certificates, which are rated National Qualification Framework level 3, are the foundation for access into the workplace. The programme equips the learners with knowledge and skills in end-user computing so that they can use computers comfortably.
“It is a great privilege to recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of the students and instructors,” said Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive of Altron.
“Through this programme, the students have been equipped with knowledge and skills that assure them of easier access to the modern working environment.”
Some 50 learners from the Inanda and KwaMashu townships north of Durban, began the programme at the Altron Learning Centre in August 2017.
They completed it on July 31, 2018.
Nyati said the fact that 96 percent of the learners who enrolled graduated was testimony to the success of the learning centre, which is based at the local Ntuzuma Teachers Training College.
Altron operates two learning centres. The other centre is in Soweto, Gauteng Province.
The KwaMashu class is the fourth successive batch of graduates.
– CAJ News