Nemisa Partners With Coursersa To Form A Job Relevant Learning Initiative To Up-Skill Unemployed Citizens

Nemisa Partners With Coursersa To Form A Job Relevant Learning Initiative To Up-Skill Unemployed Citizens. In an effort to cushion the jobs and economic blow caused by the pandemic, two organisations focused on up skilling have come together for a job-relevant learning initiative. Today, on the back of the release of the 2021 Global Skills Report, the National Electronic Media Institute in South Africa (Nemisa) and online learning platform Coursera announced their partnership to up-skill unemployed and under-employed citizens in SA.

“It’s exciting to see South Africa becoming more proficient across many digital skills, according to Coursera’s 2021 Global Skills Report,” Trevor Rammitlwa, CEO of Nemisa told IT Web.

“We’re thrilled that our partnership with Coursera will allow the local workforce to access more than 5 000 world-class courses from leading university and industry partners to support the country and its citizens in our journey towards becoming digital first.” Rammitlwa added.

Speaking to IT Web, Anthony Tattersall, Coursera vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said the partnership with Nemisa is very much focused on effectively building the country-level proficiency in key digital skills. “We’re honoured to partner with Nemisa to help thousands of citizens learn the skills they need to re-enter the workforce in high-demand digital domains. Nemisa’s programme will play an important role in unlocking the country’s full potential in these areas.”

NEMISA prides itself as a leader in digital technologies and broadcasting training.  The institution has produced several successful professionals that are excelling in their careers. The institution further hosts an annual get-together with its alumni to reminisce and gather comments and more innovative ideas from its alumni that are already in the field.

The National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa was established as a non-profit institute for education in terms of the Companies Act (1973) and is listed as a schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (1999). NEMISA derives its mandate from the Department Communications and Digital Technologies which was formed subsequent to the merger of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Department of Communication.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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