Youth upskilled

2018-11-20 06:00
Edwin Williams, training facilitator Luna Sylvester, ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt, Ashleigh Myburg, Miche Caswell and Marche Bagley.

Edwin Williams, training facilitator Luna Sylvester, ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt, Ashleigh Myburg, Miche Caswell and Marche Bagley.

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Local youths have successfully completed a computer-based training course.

Focussing on Excel and various computer competencies, the week-long course was concluded with a certification ceremony on Thursday 8 November at the Lansdowne Civic Centre.

The course was held from Monday 3 to Friday 7 September and was made possible by the City of Cape Town’s Social Development Department for the Klipfontein district.

The youths were selected from the ward 60 database of people seeking employment, says ward 60 councillor, Mark
Kleinschmidt.

“The project was funded by the ward allocation funding and was initiated by the City’s Social Development Directorate,” says Kleinschmidt.

The training was conducted by Eagle Computer Training.

“Life skills imparted for effective leadership, personal development and to capacitate the course goers, promotes upskilling and empowerment in order to gain critical computer skills for future employment,” says Kleinschmidt.

He adds that re-establishment of the course will be strongly considered during the 2019/2020 financial year.

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