IC3 Digital Literacy
Microsoft Office Specialist
Sage Pastel Course
IT Web Specialist
Multi-Media Design Course
Objective of the Course: The Computer Basics course is an entry level computing course which aims to equip candidates that have no or little knowledge of computers with a basic understanding of computers and applications like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Internet, Speed Typing
Teaching Methodology: Direct Facilitation
IC3 Spark is the ideal solution for helping teachers / students ignite a passion for technology and for helping them create a brighter future. This module includes the knowledge and skills required to identify different types of computers, the components of a personal computer (including internal components such as microprocessors) and how these components work together. The module also includes the knowledge and skills relating to computer storage as it applies to hardware components like floppy and hard disks and performance as it applies to processor speed and memory.
The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) international certification program has been designed to validate your knowledge of and
ability to use programs in the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs, e.g. Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel.
The course material is designed for experienced computer users seeking Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Excel and
Word 2013 as it will guide you in studying the types of tasks you are likely to be required to demonstrate in MS Word and MS
Excel 2013 exams.
Programme Outline for the course
This extensive training course will give you the knowledge and essential ability to perform bookkeeping up to Trial Balance
functions using Sage Pastel Partner Version 14. Certification is internationally recognized thus evident that the candidate is
competent enough to perform tasks assigned to him/her in the most efficient and proficient manner.
Learners could pursue a career in one of the following career fields:
Financial Assistance | Cost Accounting | Financial Management
IT Technician 6 months / IT Server Engineer
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals course is aimed at individuals whose jobs require them to have a foundational level understanding of IT terminology, but are not necessarily involved in the same day-to-day, hands-on work as an IT professional. It is also relevant for organisations that want to promote and verify basic fluency in IT terminology and concepts among their employees.
The IT Server Engineer course is designed to provide learners with knowledge of computer hardware and software as well as to support and fully implement Windows in a networked environment. Learners will be able to perform post installation and day to day administration tasks of an existing Windows based network. Learners will be able to install, administer and manage windows server environment with necessary security policies.
Web technicians set up and maintain Internet and intranet websites and web server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance
The aim of the course are to empower candidates with Multimedia Design / Developer Skills to be versatile in various industries. The course has an holistic approach towards the creative industry to create designers (of content) and developers (build web portals).
The Internet is changing the way we work, socialize, create, and share information, and organize the flow of people, ideas, and things around the globe. Yet the magnitude of this transformation is still under-appreciated. The Internet has accounted for 21 percent of the GDP growth in mature economies over the past 5 years. And yet, in SA, we are still in the early stages of appreciating the transformations the Internet will unleash and the opportunities it will foster. Many more technological innovations and enabling capabilities such as payments platforms are likely to emerge, while the ability to connect many more people and organizations, and engage them more deeply will continue to expand exponentially. The real beneficiaries of the Internet’s growth are people. In order to access Internet effectively, citizens need to be up-skilled in Digital Literacy. Digital literacy has become a worldwide concern for future economic growth.
ICT Training at Ravensmead Library
Many people believe libraries to be a thing of the past due to the digital revolution and the rise of a gadget society. The role of libraries as community centers is often undervalued leading to shrinking budgets and sometimes even closure. The implementation of ICT in libraries can provide diverse avenues to revitalize footprints to libraries. Therefore the I-CAN Centre piloted an ICT training for women during the month of August 2018 at Ravensmead Library. See Impact Video - Click Here
Design Thinking - The Training Room Online
The I-CAN Centre was a Service Provider to the IC4 Incubation Project (mentioned above). The focus of the training was to stimulate creativity and innovation through a "Design Thinking" workshop. Design Thinking is a user-centered method to solve real-world problems. It's an approach that uses creative thinking, teamwork, empathy, concept creation, prototyping and testing.... a process to solve problems that focuses on understanding the people involved, the unique circumstances tied to the problem and coming up with creative, innovative and testable solutions. Twenty students were empowered with "Design Thinking" to prepare them to start their own business.
Teacher Training (Montana Primary School)
Empowering Primary School Teachers about Cyber Safety. The importance is embedded in Teachers understanding the importance and risks of technology. Also, being a leader, teaching young children how to use technology to their advantage and to be aware of cyber bullying.
Microsoft Office Specialist Training- 2017
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is an international certification (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Outlook) offered by Certiport. These certifications are equivalent to SAQA credits based on the MOU between Microsoft and MICT SETA. These certifications allow I-CAN students to become international in their pathway of learning through Microsoft. Student Name became the 1st MOS Master at the I-CAN Centre after 3 successful Microsoft exams. The project took place from Oct-Nov 2017. Click here to see Facebook Album.
Africa Code Week in partnership with UWC
Over the past two years, the initiative has empowered over 1 Million youth across 35 countries to either write their first lines of code or simply touch a computer for the first time. UWC in partnership with the I-CAN Centre offered a one-day coding course. Children between the age of 10-16 participated in the program. Thank you to UWC for their contribution in empowering the next generation with digital skills. Click here to see Facebook Album.
IT Digital Job-Readiness Project
In our reflection within IT industry and training institutions, there exist a gap where IT students are unable to function within an IT environment. The gap stems from a lack of practical skills before entering the job-market. G-CITI in partnership with African Ideas piloted a unique project in addressing the above-mentioned gap through a "IT Practical Skills Employment Project". The project focused on both soft and technical skill to narrow the gap of readiness within the IT environment. Students were placed in a simulated office environment and had to troubleshoot hardware devices such as computers, printers and routers to ensure effective workflow through technology. A total of 96 students from College of Cape Town were empowered from Sept - Nov 2017.
DEDAT Digital Skills Programme
The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) (Western Cape Government) has funded Genesis CITI to deliver various entry-level digital skills programmes. Taken into account the Western Cape Sector Digital Disruption Impact Assessment, programs were aligned to the assessment. The aim of the project were to stimulate growth and opportunities in the IT sector and to address the issue of unemployment existent in disadvantage communities. Technology has become a vehicle for social change and economic value within the 21st century. Therefore G-CITI acknowledges DEDAT for their outstanding support and contribution towards the digital skills programme. Knowingly that the Western Cape contributes immensely towards the GDP growth of South Africa.
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Sanzaf Sponsorship for Students
Thank you to Sanzaf to who funded 8 students for the various IT semester courses. SANZAF is a faith-based, socio-welfare and educational organisation that strives to facilitate the empowerment of needy families through the efficient collection and effective distribution of Zakáh and other Sadaqát in a proactive and cost effective way through projects. G-CITI in partnership with Sanzaf has made it possible to provide disadvantage youth an opportunity to enroll for skills programmes.
Computer Basics For Kids
Our children will, as adults, experience new tech heights beyond the limits of our imagination. So should we let the inevitable take hold now? Or do we restrict, restrain and reject the tentacles of technology? The I-CAN Centre, based on its research, has crafted a course where younger children (aged between 7 and 14 years) can learn more about computers, its software applications and the advantages and disadvantages which can be a positive or negative contribution to oneself and society. See Facebook Album
Robotics taking over!
Robots can capture a child’s imagination like no other tool by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. Not only for children, the I-CAN Centre offered “Robotics” for youth (primary and high school) to develop specific digital skills that will be a necessity in the future.
Digify Bytes Workshop
The I-CAN Centre in partnership with Digital Foundation offered a one day course in online marketing. This aimed to empower people with a complete understanding of how to use the internet and become digitally savvy! This international project- http://digifyafrica.com/home/digifyafrica/ is taking place all over the African Continent. See Facebook Album
I-CAN and College of Cape Town Graduation
The I-CAN Centre in partnership with College of Cape Town empowered 40 students in various courses from 1st September - 15th November. These courses range from IT Essentials, Essential Business Skills and 3D Printing. All courses were funded by Dept Economic Development and Tourism in supporting local communities with digital skills. Students from various areas such Elsies River, Ravensmead, Belhar, Gugulethu, KManenberg, Hanover Park, Parow, Uitzig, Bellville South, Eerstriver and Khayelitsha. Part of the partnership with College of Cape Town these students will have opportunity for placements in 2017. See Facebook Album
Free Internet from Sonic Wireless
Sonic Wireless has partnered with the I-CAN Centre to provide free internet for the proof of concept (I-CAN Centre). The free internet to the community is 300 MB WIFI Data per month and 45 minute internet access per day. This revolutionary approach has afforded more than 1400 I-CAN Users internet access.
Broadband is not a luxury; it's a necessity. Affordable broadband is a building block for healthy communities. In the 21st century, broadband Internet access has emerged as more than just an information superhighway—it has become critical infrastructure to connect citizens, businesses, and communities alike to new opportunities. Yet for too many communities,the promise of fast, affordable, and reliable Internet access remains unrealized.
Expanding high quality Internet access in a community, whether large or small, can yield a multitude of benefits for residents— from improved health services, to new opportunities for small businesses, to higher property values, to a stronger local economy. This enables citizens to access emails, communicate through social media and researching possible job opportunities. Citizens are also trained how to sign up for WIFI and use it effectively.
We have more than 540 citizens signed up for WIFI access. As the number are growing daily, the awareness of digital access has become a reality to many. We aim to empower more citizens with access to broadband usage of digital skills.