Preparing Students for the Workplace at the Learning Centre

The Orlando Pirates Learning Centre was host to Digify Bytes and Liverty Africa yesterday for a day of workshops where 30 students improved their work skills.

Creating a good CV, the world of work and interviewing skills were all on the schedule for the day long course which empowered young people to get to grips with the professional workplace.

Each of the 30 students who attended the course went away with skills and knowledge about workplace environments and CV writing as well as interview skills and a useful workbook which details different topics related to the workplace. The students completed the course by being issued with a certificate for work skills accredited by Barclays Africa Citizenship.

One of the students, Pomolo Motooa, had this to say, “The workshops were useful, I learnt the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing. I also learnt how to present myself and what would be expected of me at a professional interview. All the topics were explained well and it helped me to gain skills for the workplace.

This workshop is another example of how the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre is empowering and helping the youth in the community to develop life skills and help them prepare for the workplace.

Students Graduate from the Bucs Learning Centre

Meanwhile, 20 young adults graduated from the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre today. Over the past year the students have been studying the IT Essentials course at the learning centre in partnership with the Vodacom Foundation and CISCO. The course empowers young people with skills in ICT and recognises their dedication with a national accreditation which will assist the youth to gain employment.

The graduates were awarded with a further education and training certificate in information technology and technical support which is at an NQF 4 level. The hands on, lab orientated course has prepared the graduates for exciting career opportunities in the technology industry. Over the past year the students learnt to install components to build, repair and upgrade personal computers as well as implement basic host, data and network security among many other skills.

CISCO along with the Bucs Learning Centre realises that technological literacy is more important today than ever before and is proud to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to build and maintain computers to the students from Soweto.

The Orlando Pirates Learning Centre is very proud of the students who graduated and wishes them all the very best for their future in IT.

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