Computer training to develop skills

2019-07-02 06:01
New learners from the previous course are taught Basic and Advanced Computer Skills at New World Foundation.

New learners from the previous course are taught Basic and Advanced Computer Skills at New World Foundation.

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In order to give access to important knowledge and skills, the Community Development and Training Centre New World Foundation (NWF) is offering basic and advanced computer training to the community.

Daniela Schlichter, project manager at New World Foundation says computer literacy is considered a very important skill to have in life, to get and retain a work opportunity but also for personal benefit – the foundation feels it is essential.

Mellisa Cupido, a former student of the computer training at NWF says: “In the modern world that we live in today, computers are being used on a daily basis – in the working environment, shops, banks just about everywhere. Knowing the many uses of computers and how to access them effectively is a valuable skill that I have gained through these computer classes.

“This training has helped me to better my chances for a promotion in my workplace. It is a stepping-stone towards reaching my goal of becoming an administrator.”

Each computer training course at NWF takes about one month. After completing the basic computer training, students 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 training for interviews, communication, conflict resolution, time management skills and human rights at the workplace.

In the basic computer training course, participants learn how to use computers, get familiarised with the programme Microsoft Word, learn how to create their own CV and email address, as well as what to use the internet for and how to navigate it.

Advanced computer training teaches participants to capture data using the programme Microsoft Excel, as well as get to know how to use PowerPoint to set up presentations.

“Besides gaining practical computer skills, participants gain the confidence to a better future. In today’s time it’s no more pen and paper, but keyboard and mouse,” says Gaaziem Rademeyer, another past student. “All you need to do is to be committed, attend the course regularly and be excited about what you are learning.”

The next basic computer training will be offered from Monday 8 July until Thursday 8 August, every Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 13:00, at a cost of R200 for the entire course. V For more information or to sign up, visit New World Foundation on Grindal Avenue, Lavender Hill or call them on 021 701 1150.

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