Communications and Digital Technologies hosts National Digital and Future Skills Conference, 22 to 23 Nov

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), will be hosting the National Digital and Future Skills Conference where multiple stakeholders from the public and private sector, civil society and international development organisations, researchers and academia, youth organisations, and young emerging digital entrepreneurs, training providers and practitioners from across the country will gather.

The objectives of the Conference that will be officially opened and addressed by the Deputy Minister of the Department, Hon Philly Mapulane are to:

  • establish, galvanize as well as strengthen partnerships in the area of digital and future skills in South Africa;
  • create and stimulate interest in Digital and Future Skills;
  • highlight the concerns and challenges brought by the digital skills gap;
  • provide insights on available digital skills training opportunities for youth;
  • highlight 4IR as an enabler to critical skills sets required for the future; and
  • share and discuss approaches to deliver digital and future skills to vulnerable groups, especially young women, and girls.

 

 

 

Source: Government of South Africa

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