4IR Skills Programme
The purpose of the 4IR Skills Programme is to harness the skills for Africa’s digital future. Led by the South African Department of Communications and Digital Technologies through the MICT SETA and in partnership with Deviare, Microsoft, Cisco and Leaders in Motion Academy.
The 4IR Skills Programme provides skills programmes in key 4th Industrial Revolution domains namely data science, 3D printing, cloud computing, drone piloting, software development, cyber security, digital content production.
Deviare developed an online platform 4IRSkills.Africa to initiate recruitment of learners for the programme. 4IRSkills.Africa is an active platform for building the capability and capacity for future digital skills that can be applied across sectors on the African continent.
Over 1 000 learners were enrolled in the programme across the country. The first in-take of learners commenced in July 2019 in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo in Data Science, Digital Content Production, Cyber Security and Drone Piloting the remaining skills areas programmes commenced in August September and October respectively. All programmes will be complete by end April 2020.
The learning methodology promotes blended, high touch and outcome oriented learning, providing learners the opportunity to access training anywhere anytime through virtual classrooms, access to global teaching assistants and mentorship programmes with continuous assessment through the programme.