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The Fact Foundry partners with Google to provide digital skills training to Youth of South Africa and beyond

The Fact Foundry is excited to announce its association with Google to provide digital skills training to youth in Southern Africa.

Google announced in early 2016 that they aim to train one million Africans across the continent, to help prepare the youth to successfully participate in the digital economy. With high numbers of unemployed youth, the training can help alleviate this current trend by fostering new entrepreneurs and work opportunities. Access to these skills and the ability to apply them will equip individuals with the necessary tools to improve their own livelihood, whilst at the same time contribute to the growth and prosperity of their communities. This vision is shared by The Fact Foundry, and is excited to be associated with Google in this endeavour.

The Fact Foundry will be running half-day training sessions for anyone interested in acquiring basic digital skills. Numerous training sessions will take place during August and September in and around all nine provinces (with the exception of Johannesburg and Cape Town Metros).  All training will be free of charge.

This training is targeted at 18 – 35 year olds as divided into four broad groups. These include near school leavers in secondary and technical/vocational education, students in higher education, NEETS (young people not in employment, education and training) and entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses.

Course curricula will focus on creating an awareness of the digital space and an understanding of the opportunities the web gives them to get employed or start their own business.

A digital Google certificate will be given to each attendee on completion of the training session.

The Fact Foundry is also looking for partners in this exciting venture.

Any training institutions (secondary school, vocational college, public or private university), civic organisation or NGO with suitable training facilities are welcome to contact them to provide this training for free to their students.

Additionally, The Fact Foundry is looking to grow their army of course trainers and are on the lookout for dynamic individuals with strong digital skills and who have the confidence to present to large audiences.

All trainers will receive comprehensive training.

The Fact Foundry is a digital consulting and training company, based in Gauteng, South Africa, who serve their clients with passion and commitment. The Fact Foundry shares Google’s vision that access to digital skills for everybody is a way to deliver on the socio-economic promise of the digital economy.

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