Vodacom is developing a training in information and communication technology (ICT) in order to empower unemployed youth through the Cisco IT essentials. Vodacom has partnered with Cisco and Microsoft and the training focuses on Cisco CCNA 1 and 2, and Microsoft ITA.
According to the company, the training will help and give learners an opportunity to be competitive in the field of IT as both help desk and technical support. The programme aims to train unemployed youth in ICT skills and to further develop them into ICT entrepreneurs. As part of the skills training the youth received training in A+, N+ and 3G connectivity.
The ICT skills training seeks to equip the youth with relevant skills to assist with the installation of IT equipment as well as provide instruction in high-end computer skills to the youth and members of the community visiting the centres.
Tshepo Ramodibe, executive head, stake holder and reputation management corporate affairs at Vodacom, said: “This is Vodacom’s contribution towards development of skills that support job creation for unemployed youth. Besides our core business, we are also committed to doing what we can to stimulate skills development and job creation within the ICT sector. Through the ICT skills training, we are now able to fulfil this commitment and also play an active role in the creation of job opportunities for young people.”