Richfield IT students receive certificates

2018-06-14 06:00
PHOTO: andile sitholeStudents from Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology.

PHOTO: andile sitholeStudents from Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology.

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ON June 4, more than 30 students from the Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology received their certificates for completed courses.

The function was hosted by the Richfield Institute of Technology who have partnered with IBM to develop and sharpen the skills of the youth.

The IBM Africa Skills Initiative is a skills development programme that aims to develop the Africa IT ecosystem with world-class skills.

Students and staff from Richfield benefitted from this programme with advanced, hands-on skills in a range of information technology courses such as cyber security, mobile application development, business analytics, cloud, big data technologies, block chain and many more which are crucial to Africa’s social and economic development.

The institute said in a statement: “The programme will provide Richfield students with critical entry-level job skills that are in high demand by employers in South Africa and beyond.

“Richfield has added value in its curriculum by providing students with additional sought-after skills that are directly aligned to the market demand.”

These advanced courses will develop and enhance job market readiness among Richfield students by providing technical expertise that both employers and entrepreneurs require in order to succeed in today’s fast paced growth market.

Students and staff from Richfield were awarded with certificates at the function.

The top performing student, Nolwazi Mlonzi from Umlazi, graduated in a mobile application and development course.

“I am so grateful that I passed. I believe that through hard work you can succeed. It took us four days to do the course and we were given additional days to prepare for the examination,” Mlonzi said.

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