Free digital courses launched in SA

South Africans will have the opportunity to broaden their digital skills through a range of free online courses delivered by the Cisco Networking Academy.

Cisco has launched 7 free digital courses which aims to boost ICT skills development in young south africans and prepare the local workforce to succeed in an ever growing digital economy.

In order to maintain its global competitiveness South Africa must continue to expand tech-training to youth. This is according to Minister Jeff Radebe who also says government will partner with Cisco “to provide skills development opportunities through training, internships and mentorship for young graduates and budding entrepreneurs.”

“...As technology leaders and future employers, we are partnering with Government and the education ecosystem to ensure that South Africans are given more opportunities to be part of the workforce of the future,” says Cathy Smith, Managing Director for Cisco Sub-Saharan Africa.

The training will consist of 7 key courses namely; Get Connected (Digital Literacy),Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials, Introduction to IoT, NDG Linux Unhatched and NDG Linux Essentials

Cisco has committed to training 100 000 students by 2020. This commitment forms part of the company's ethos and plan to increase access to digital training.

Through partnerships with government, communities and educational roleplayers the Cisco Networking Academy aims to improve computer literacy giving more people the opportunity to find work and contribute positively to the economy.

To find out more or join a course visit Cisco Networking Academy

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