2018 Graduates for the E-Skills programme
Three hundred and sixty-six (366) successful Skills certificate recipients who attended at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park and the Rekaofela Youth Centre in Sebokeng, attended the prize-giving ceremony at Quest Conference Centre on the 3 December where they took to the stage to receive certificates in e-Literacy; Web Development; 3D Printing and English.
Ms Antoinette Lombard, E-Skills CoLab Director, shared the well-known quote by the late former president Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and congratulated the graduates on their hard work and achievement which is now a milestone to greater things to come in life.
One of the graduates, Mr Rantsie Pooe, who heard about eSkills from a friend shared a message of appreciation: “I have learned a lot from my journey with the programme and I will encourage others to also enrol as it has made a difference in my life and I am very grateful for the opportunity,” he said.
Mr Omega Shelembe, from the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS), congratulated the graduates on a job well done and advised them to continue to develop their skills and continue to harness them in their day to day life.
Mr Ben Ntoloane, owner and manager of Rekaofela Youth Centre, a VUT Co-Lab partner that helps to promote digital literacy skills development, community upliftment and SMME creations, shared that he felt privileged to be part of a programme that encouraged youth to partake in an experience that teaches them to better themselves and their community.