MICT SETA HOSTS 4IR POWERED VIRTUAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP AND CAREER EXPO

The MICT SETA in collaboration with its key stakeholders will host a dynamic 4IR powered Virtual Capacity Building Workshop on Career Development Services, A Roundtable with industry and key role players in the sector and a 3D Career Expo on the 22nd of June 2021. The event is directed at providing meaningful insights on improving and delivering more equitable learning outcomes in post-education systems within the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector. The audience will comprise of key role players within the media and ICT sub- sectors, PSET system, learners, youth, unemployed youth, graduates who will benefit from the various elements of the programme.

“We are excited as the MICT SETA to host the very first 4IR driven expo in our sector to answer to the need of producing tech-savvy beneficiaries with the necessary skills required in the future” said Mr Matome Madibana, MICT SETA Acting CEO.

The Roundtable Dialogue will be hosted under the theme: “Skills development as an enabler to economic recovery and driver of the digital economy” which will highlight issues of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), collaboration with key stakeholders and the impact of COVID-19 in the sector.

The Capacity Building workshop is facilitated by KHETHA CDS and is targeted at Learners and Graduates, Stakeholders (exhibitors, sponsors) in strategic sectors in Media and ICT.  The audience will be exposed to available career opportunities and relevant information that will equip learners and graduates to make the right career decisions. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) developing an environment that is disruptive and digitally transforming the way we live, study and work, the expo will utilise 4IR activities such as virtual reality to deliver a unique, and engaging exhibition.

Madibana highlighted the importance of implementing skills development strategic interventions that impact on today’s economy, he concluded: “The MICT SETA 3D Career Expo endorses our commitment to skills development amidst the rapid change in technology and skills needs by engaging key industry partners within the sector to showcase their offerings and opportunities within the industry”.

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About MICT SETA

The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) is a public entity established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998).  Its main role is to enrich industry skills set to meet the demands of rapidly changing economies, new technologies and to promote inclusive economic growth in South Africa within the Advertising, Film and Electronic Media, Electronics, Information Technology, and Telecommunications sub-sectors.

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Xabiso Matshikiza xabiso.matshikiza@mict.org.za

Bellinda Mabunda Bellinda.Mabunda@mict.org.za

https://www.mict.org.za