Computer training to aid jobseekers

2018-10-02 06:01

The world we observe is constantly changing around us. New smart phones, tablets, computers and other technologies are available. For those who have access to and an understanding of these technologies, communication and work can be more efficient.

Having a general understanding is often necessary to access job and study opportunities or retain opportunities.

To support community members in gaining important knowledge of computers, the New World Foundation, a community and training centre in Lavender Hill, is offering basic and advanced computer training.

“We want to make training opportunities available to our community to develop personally and support them in applying for job and study opportunities.

“General computer knowledge is a must for many job opportunities, but even in job opportunities that do not directly require computer skills in the daily work routine, being computer literate is favourable when applying for job opportunities and developing a career.

“Through having knowledge of using computers, also understanding other technologies becomes much easier”, says Daniela Schlichter, project manager at New World Foundation.

One of the biggest challenges the communities of Lavender Hill and surrounding areas are facing is the high level of unemployment­.

“To become computer literate and with that fight against unemployment is not difficult and everyone can do it”, says Gaaziem Rademeyer, who once was a participant in the computer training at New World Foundation and is now employed as a computer trainer.

“You can easily enrol in our computer training and learn how to operate a computer, understand what software is and how to use it and how to use the internet to look for work and study opportunities as well as other interests. All you need to do is to be committed, attend the course regularly and be excited about what you are learning.”

Each computer training course at New World Foundation takes about one month. After completing the basic computer training, participants can join the advanced computer training.

After successfully completing a course, participants receive a training certificate. Part of the computer training is also a free job readiness component, which includes interviews, communication, conflict resolution, time management skills and human rights in the workplace.

Basic computer training teaches, participants how to use computers and familiarise themselves with basic word processing. In the advanced computer training, participants will learn how to capture data using the program, as well as how to set up presentations.

“Besides gaining practical computer skills, participants gain confidence to a better future. In today’s time it’s no more pen and paper, but keyboard and mouse”, says Rademeyer.

The next basic computer training course will be offered from Tuesday 9 October to Friday 2 November.

Courses run Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 to 13:00 at a cost of R200 for the entire course.V For more information or to sign up, visit to New World Foundation (Grindal Avenue, Lavender Hill) or call 021 701 1150.


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