Vodacom SA to provide unemployed youth with ICT skills

Vodacom South Africa has partnered with Cisco and MICT-Seta as it looks to alleviate skills development and job creation problems in South Africa within the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

Vodacom Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs, Maya Makanjee said: “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.

“We know that Cisco technical skills are some of the most sought after skills in the ICT industry.”

Through the partnership, unemployed youth in South Africa will be trained in ICT skills with the aim of further developing them into ICT entrepreneurs.

Youth will receive training in A+, N+ and 3G connectivity for a period of six months.

Furthermore, Vodacom SA stated “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.

“Trainees will also be used in the technical support for the schools that are part of the Vodacom Mobile Education programme.”

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