This partnerships aims to inspire over 8000 youth from low socio economic backgrounds between the age of 14 – 19 with digital literacy skills and preparing them to succeed in the 21st century workplaces through the IBM Skills Build Programme. This is an online learning programme entailing a number of different courses, which focuses on emerging technical skills needed in the work industry and providing design thinking skills.
As the economy evolves, and the demand for technical and professional skills continues to increase, the IBM Skills Build platform is here to empower young people with those valuable skills. JA South Africa is excited for this partnership as it helps to upskill young from different communities across the country and gives them access to various career opportunities.
One of the biggest highlights of this partnership is the five day implementation that recently took place from Monday, 10 July to Friday, 14 July at IBM in partnership with Black Girls Code. “This was a five day intervention in partnership with IBM and Black Girls Code to upskill young girls with Creative Coding, Robotics and STEM and WEB Development skills and it was a success” says Bonga Khumalo, JA South Africa’s National Programmes Manager.
Thank you IBM for continuously helping us to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy!