Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams awards Gauteng learners with Film and Television Production Skills Certificate

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, will on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 recognise the stellar achievements of learners who have successfully completed the Film and Television Skills Programme.

These are 24 Gauteng learners who will be handed their Statement of Results and awarded a Certificate of Completion in Film and Television Production; an NQF level 5 qualification.

The training provider, Atos, has further committed to place 30% of the learners who successfully completed the programme at various companies in the media and ICT sectors. Such placement is currently underway.

The Film and Television Production Skills Programme emanates from the 2015 Budget Vote wherein the Deputy Minister committed to partner with relevant stakeholders to train young people on online video editing software. The partnership was concluded with MICT SETA, with Atos engaged as the training provider.

The skills programme is aimed at upskilling unemployed youth and graduates with television and television production skills, thus enabling them to respond to the digital media environment.

In its pilot year, the programme benefitted 150 leaners and was rolled out at three centres in the Eastern Cape (70), Western Cape (40) and Gauteng (40).

Source: Government of South Africa.

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