The Western Cape government has announced plans to develop its first ever apprenticeship for aspiring computer technicians.
The programme will serve as a pilot project for many more ICT-related occupations in the future.
Those who complete the apprenticeship will receive a national certificate which is registered on the National Qualification Framework, and of an international standard.
At the end, graduates will be able to maintain and upgrade computers and their components, as well as identify and troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
They will have the skills to start their own computer repair businesses or work within a company’s IT department, providing computer support to employees.
The first intake is expected to be in mid-2019.
Bianca Capazorio, spokesperson for Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde, explains in more detail.
We are currently in the development stage and we are about to appoint a service provider.— Bianca Capazorio, spokesperson for Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde
63% of the programme will be hands-on training, which is quite different to the theory-based mid-2019 that is currently offered.— Bianca Capazorio, spokesperson for Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde
By giving people hands-on, real word experience, it makes them more employable.— Bianca Capazorio, spokesperson for Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde
Listen to the conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show: