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Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain students qualify in basic computer skills
MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 785/ 2009
20 NOVEMBER 2009


The City’s Urban Renewal Programme will award 80 Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain students their certificates for qualifying in basic computer skills.

Councillor Nombulelo Kotyi, Khayelitsha Subcouncil Chairperson and Councillor Natalie Bent, Mitchells Plain Subcouncil Chairperson will officiate at the ceremony in Khayelitsha.

Date: Monday 23 November

Time: 10:00 – 12h30

Venue: Lookout Hill, c/o Spine & Mew Way Roads, Khayelitsha

All media are welcome to attend.

The Computer Skills Training Project specifically targeted unemployed young people from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.

The students were selected according to the following criteria:
• Must live in Khayelitsha or Mitchells Plain
• Must have at least a Grade 10 – 12 qualification
• Be available to attend training in the afternoons during weekdays and Saturday mornings.
• Commitment to learning and self-improvement.
• Must arrange own transport to and from the training venue.

The benefits to students include: exposure to the IT environment; an opportunity to be involved in a productive learning environment; practical basic working knowledge of the subjects taught (Introduction to computers, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet Explorer and e-mail); and improving their self-esteem.

The Computer Skills Training Project started on 29 September 2009 and finished on 14 November 2009. Training was conducted at the Spine Road Secondary School in Mitchells Plain and at Shawco in Khayelitsha.


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