The Marematlou Training Institute (MTI) in Bloemfontein has placed itself at the forefront of the advancement towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Altogether 50 unemployed youth in the Motheo District have been awarded a tuition bursary to study towards a National Certificate in Information Technology (systems development) and a Further Education and Training Certificate in Information Technology Technical Support. The programmes commenced in August and are due to run for a period of 12 and 18 months, respectively.The programmes aim to cultivate skills that will outcomes include amongst others, skills that will make Higher Education Learning accessible, as well as offer foundational knowledge for entry-level jobs in the Information Technology Sector.One of the MTI’s core values is to use knowledge to enlighten youth and benefit the world. This can be observed through the initiation of a digital literacy programme for 100 Gr. 8 learners in the Motheo District, which equips learners with skills in robotics. The programme follows through with the learners until the end of Gr. 12.The MTI fully recognises the advances presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and is committed to the unleashing of students’ potential through top-quality teaching and entrepreneurial skills that will help them to flourish within and outside the borders of South Africa.