With the world rapidly switching to a digital era, the City of Ekurhuleni will provide free training to enable young people to write and create mobile applications, games and websites.
On Saturday August 13, the Germiston and Katlehong libraries will be opened for registration to all young people between the ages of 7 and 21 for an eight weeks free course in coding – skills used to design mobile applications, games and websites.
The eight weeks long Learnerthon programme will provide candidates with skills on computer basics, digital literacy, creative coding, app studio and touch develop (Gamification). This will empower young people with free Information Communication Technology (ICT) coding skills to inspire them to pursue careers in the ICT space and spark their creative side.
Learners will be expected to work in groups to decide on a project towards the end of the course and develop it from start to finish with the support of their mentors.
An 80% pass rate on the digital literacy course is a prerequisite for learners to progress to the next course.
Post the Learnerthon programme learners have an option to pursue a six weeks course on computer analytics also offered for free at Ekurhuleni libraries.
Details of registration for the free ICT Learnerthon programme are as follows:
Date: Saturday, August 13
Venue: Germiston Library (Germiston Civic Centre, Corner Queen and Cross Street)
Katlehong Library (Katlehong Civic Centre, 01 Masakhane Street)