Following the success of the 2021 programme, TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa and umAfrika Gaming Technologies have again combined resources to support the 2022 Technical Learnership Programme, an initiative that upskills young unemployed South Africans so they can go on work in the gaming industry.
Launched in 2016, the one-year programme aims to develop student skill sets and provide experience of working environments in South Africa, as well as familiarising them with general operations and procedures. One of the main objectives of the programme is to strengthen and expand the gaming industry with qualified engineering technicians by recruiting local talent from higher education institutions.
Ten students, from various higher learning institutions, were selected for the programme. They then had to complete a series of assessment procedures to monitor their capabilities and throughout the year, had to satisfy various outcomes before successful completion of the training.
Nosipho Fakude, a student from the 2021 learnership, described the programme as an eye-opening experience. “The programme is truly interesting, and I am learning so much, not only about my own field of study – engineering – but that of the gaming industry through TCSJOHNHUXLEY and umAfrika Gaming Technologies.”
TCSJOHNHUXLEY wishes the 2021 Technical Learnership Programme candidates all the best for the future and welcomes the Class of 2022 to the exciting journey ahead.