Nelson Mandela Univeristy Trains Vodacom Youth Academy Instructors

9th Dec, 15

The Cisco Academy Instructor Training Centre at Nelson Mandela University recently concluded the training of a second batch of instructors from the Vodacom Youth Academy Project. At a colourful ceremony held at the Nelson Mandela University on 10 July 2015, 18 instructors graduated from CCNA 2 and 5 graduated from CCNA 2.

The project is a collaboration involving Vodacom, Nelson Mandela University , Cisco Systems and Microsoft. The purpose of the project is to develop and train the youth in ICT skills. The Youth support the Vodacom ICT centres, schools and communities around them. Vodacom has established teacher resource centres in all the nine provinces in South Africa and targets empowering teachers in Maths, Science and ICT.

The training that was conducted recently was a follow-up to the IT Essentials training held in 2013 and will help the ICT centres expand the portfolio of courses they offer and also contribute to the overall sustainability of the project by imparting skills necessary to maintain the ICT infrastructure in the centres.

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