Curvin Glen Vicks (24)
What work did you do before you came to the I-CAN Centre?
I started out as a Van Assistant at Simba Chips for 3 years. After matric, I had no funds to further tertiary training. It was always my desire to go into the IT field. I was also unhappy being a Van Assistant, as my life was always in danger in travel to specific areas in Cape Town.
How did you hear about the I-CAN Centre?
I learnt about the I-CAN Centre when our pastor mentioned it on a Sunday morning. He spoke about opportunities for youth that takes place at the I-CAN Centre. I went to visit the I-CAN Centre and was astound at the services and courses they offered for youth.
What courses did you complete at the I-CAN Centre?
I completed the following courses at the I-CAN Centre, IT Essentials, IC3 Digital Literacy, Web Design and Digital Entrepreneurship. The I-CAN Centre then sent me to College of Cape Town (CCT) to further my technical studies. I completed my Cisco Training, then placed at SABEN (South African Broadband Educational Networks) for a 6 month internship.
How has the I-CAN Centre courses impacted your Fu-ture?
The internship at SABEN prepared me for the IT workplace. Although I planned to apply for other opportunities after the internship, the company saw it fit to employ.
With the employment, I took the responsibility to specialize in VOIP (Voice over IP), a new technology offered by the company. This specialization area has allowed me to provide facilitation (training) to our clients in Cape Town and Johannesburg. I am to grow my understanding in Microsoft Azure platform to assist the company in growing new clients for this latest technology. I am grateful for the I-CAN Centre who became my launchpad for success.