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“ORT SA is a very exciting place to be,” said Ariellah Rosenberg CEO of ORT SA.  “With the 2016 launch of the ORT SA Academy, the organization has become a vibrant hub for the promotion of  21st century skills. Our mission of ‘Making People Employable’ has become a reality.”

THE ORT SA IT ACADEMY

Information Communication and Technology (ICT) is the top employment sector in South Africa. Following this trend, ORT SA’s training programmes incorporate skills transfer in basic coding, As a Cisco Academy ORT SA offers IT Essentials, together with basic coding skills, Microsoft training and Job Readiness, ORT SA is preparing youth from previously disadvantaged back- grounds for the job market by bridging the skills gap.

ORT SA STEM ACADEMY

ORT SA is committed to improving the standard of education in South Africa by focusing on training and support for teachers. External evaluation shows that pupils in the ORT SA programme have consistently achieved results which are double the national average in mathematics.

Bringing Robotics anc Coding technology to primary school pupils has a profound impact at every grade level. Combining the fundamental grounding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will impact on every future career.

THE ORT SA SKILLS & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

ORT SA’s innovative Skills & Enterprise Development Programmes enhance people’s future employment and business prospects by equipping them with proficiency in life skills, problem solving, cognitive skills, conflict management, computers, presentation techniques, financial management and business skills.

ORT SA is SETA accredited for New Venture Creation Qualification (NQF Level 2).

Since 1994, ORT SA has benefited thousands of South Africans through skills training, business mentoring and cutting-edge teacher support in maths, science and information technology ( STEM Education).

The fourth industrial revolution has resulted in the creation of new categories of jobs which impacts the skills set required for a digital world. “The ORT SA Academy aims to meet these challenges by bridging the unemployment and skills gap” said Rosenberg.