4IR Skills Initiative
WAKE UP TO A NEW REVOLUTION
The 4th Industrial Revolution is requesting intense technical skills to match the global systems that are created to ensure better living standards worldwide. Africa, being faced with many issues regarding unemployment and changing economic climates through politics are severely affected by the rapid growth of global innovation and development. Although Africa, view South Africa as a beacon of hope for development and opportunities, many gaps still exist. These gaps, such as unemployment can be solved through cutting edge futuristic digital skills. Having adequate levels of education and digitals skills capacity and capability is pivotal in ensuring that Africa maximizes the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The 4IR Skills for Education 2019 project promotes the 4 A’s, Access, Affordability, Ability & Appetite, the essential ingredients that serves as continental transformation.
How can Online Examination address the leaked paper issue in South Africa
It was not an easy decision to make, but the Department of Basic Education said on Friday, 4 December that the integrity and credibility of the matric papers were compromised. “When we presented our reports to Umalusi, they concluded that the integrity and credibility of the two questions papers have been irrevocably compromised,” said the department’s chief Read more about How can Online Examination address the leaked paper issue in South Africa[…]
Unlock Free Digital Learning Platform for Grade 12 students!
With South Africa in lockdown for 21 days and extended for 2 extra weeks, Grade 12 parents are concerned about the final year of their children. During the final year of Grade 12 students, loads of work is facilitated and tutored after hours. The no – contact approach has left students on their own, with Read more about Unlock Free Digital Learning Platform for Grade 12 students![…]
4IR Skills Projects presented at Africa E-Learning Conference 2019
eLearning Africa shows the world “what an exciting, innovative continent Africa is” say the organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training. Last year’s eLearning Africa, which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 27 October and focused on “the keys to the future: learnability and employability” was a “great Read more about 4IR Skills Projects presented at Africa E-Learning Conference 2019[…]
4IR High School Fintech Project 2019
South Africa’s education system was ranked 133rd out of 142 countries in the world by the World Economic Forum in 2018. What does that mean? South Africa has the most unequal school system in the world. Almost 20 years after the end of apartheid with South Africa, having and one of the highest budget spending Read more about 4IR High School Fintech Project 2019[…]
4IR Skills for Youth Graduation (in partnership with Sage Foundation)
About 55% of youth within our surrounding communities are unemployed and struggle to find employment and further their studies. This leads to young people giving up hope for a brighter future and are absorbed within the social ills that exist in communities, such as gangsterism and substance abuse. As Africa becomes more driven by services Read more about 4IR Skills for Youth Graduation (in partnership with Sage Foundation)[…]
4IR Speech – Dr Glynis Schreuder – WCED Chief Education Specialist
Good morning ladies and gentlemen It is an honour to address you on behalf of the Western Cape Education Department. This morning is exciting and special; it is a celebration of achievement and so before I continue I want us to applaud the learners and teachers who will receive their certificates this morning. Working in education Read more about 4IR Speech – Dr Glynis Schreuder – WCED Chief Education Specialist[…]
4IR Skills for Education Graduation 2019
Press Release: Technology Certification brings hope to High School Learners On the 5thDecember 2019, a 4IR Skills for Education Graduation were held in Cape Town, the first ever in South Africa. The project focused on providing High School learners across the Cape Flats, during the FET period of Grade 11 and 12, providing them globally recognized Read more about 4IR Skills for Education Graduation 2019[…]