Springbok and Pofadder Open Days give glimpse of E-Skills programmes
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Springbok and Pofadder Open Days give glimpse of E-Skills programmes

Learners inquiring information on different programmes offered E-skills CoLab

Lungelo Magwaza

The VUT E-Skills CoLab and the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) held Northern Cape open days in Nababeep on 27 February and in Pofadder on 2 March.

The aim of the open days was to educate the two communities about the E-Skills programme available to them and what it fundamentally entails. For both these communities, the concept of an “open day” was new and the excitement to find out more was palpable.  CoLab’s partners:  Goal2Work, HCBS, ADE and JIKA were also present and they provided insight as to how their partnership with the E-Skills is beneficial to students and anyone who is willing to take part in the programme. The students were also told about the 4th Industrial Revolution and were given a glimpse of 3D printing, something that was completely new to them.

Rushan Cloete, Head Boy of Nababeep High School, enjoyed his school’s first-ever open day and learnt more about his future goal of studying Computer Systems Engineering. He said he hopes the initiative continues in the years to come. His advice to fellow students is: “Don’t let obstacles stand in your way; you have to work hard, believe in yourself and in your future goals. Nothing is impossible.”

In attendance of the open day: Learners from different schools

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