Forge Academy & Labs recently partnered with MICT Seta and signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding that will offer students the following:
The short skills programme, designed by Forge in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs and AWS, begins on 15 October 2022 and will be carried out over an intensive four-month period. Once completed, students will have a new skill set and a globally recognised certification to assist them in securing employment in the global ICT sector.
“This is another opportunity Forge Academy & Labs is offering youth in South Africa to get ahead in the ICT sector. We empower and equip youths - our workforce and leaders of the future - to inspire hope by creating opportunities that didn’t exist before. Youth unemployment is a mountain we are scaling one project at a time,” says Craig Clutty, COO of Forge Academy & Labs.
The 5G and cloud computing programme will be hosted in person at Forge Academy & Labs at The Gantry in Fourways, Gauteng. Students will receive a stipend to assist with transport needs.
“We are mandated to drive and grow 4IR skills in South Africa to capitalise on the opportunities the IT sector offers. Strategic partnerships are essential and we are excited to partner with Forge Academy to equip our youths for this exciting revolution,” says Gugu Sema, senior manager 4IR, MICT Seta.
Students can begin the enrolment process here. Entrepreneurial and IT assessments will be done, followed by a final round of interviews before final placements are made.
Students who would like to enrol must meet the following minimum criteria: