VUT EMPOWERS MILITARY VETERANS IN UPINGTON WITH DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS
By: Qhawekazi Memani – 09 November 2022
Northern Cape -based military veterans and their dependents
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT)’s E-Skills CoLab, a partner of the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), once again embarked on an empowerment project to skill Northern Cape -based military veterans and their dependents with basic digital literacy skills. Over 80 veterans and their dependants benefited from the project.
The format of the training included face-to-face facilitation, assessments, practical work, and assignments. This was a steep but exciting journey for some of the delegates, who had never touched computers before. Part of the training was delivered online on the NEMISA Digital Skills Platform and included topics such as Digital Literacies, Microsoft Office, Internet & Email, Social Networking, 4IR and various others.
The training concluded with an award ceremony which took place in Upington.
The following are remarks from grateful veterans: “I kindly herewith would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for an outstanding digital guide into the introduction of this course,” said Andre de Klerk.
Benedick Padmaker: “For a beginner and explorer in this new field, I feel well equipped and digitally empowered. I enjoyed the course, and I would love to participate in any of these courses in the future.”