DUT to host KZN leg of Microsoft’s YouthSpark Live in Durban today

2014-04-12 00:00

THE Durban University of Technology will today host the KwaZulu-Natal leg of Microsoft’s YouthSpark Live in Durban, the second biggest event the university will be hosting this year (after graduation).

The tech giant has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Durban University of Technology to encourage local youth to pursue careers in the information technology field. The event forms part of a countrywide roadshow, where talks will take place around opportunities that are available for the youth under the YouthSpark umbrella. It aims to attract pupils, aspiring developers, unemployed graduates, social entrepreneurs and young leaders of community-based organisations and NGOs.

Last year, Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer announced the inception of Microsoft YouthSpark, a company-wide, global initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth over three years. YouthSpark has created new opportunities for more than 103 million young people in over 100 countries around the world to date.

The keynote speaker will be Nqobile Dlamini, citizenship leader at Microsoft South Africa.

DUT co-ordinator of YouthSpark Live in Durban, lecturer Cassim Vanker, added, “We are very excited to host the event at DUT. The YouthSpark Live in Durban is going to be very different form the other events hosted across the country. DUT is bringing its own flare to YouthSpark. We have a dedicated ‘need to know about computers’ track. This track will be hosted by the Information Technology Department’s third year students,” he said.

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