On 25 June 2009 the The Gauteng North Community Computer Access Centre, in Pretoria, was opened. The launch of The Gauteng North Community Computer Access Centre will enable people with disabilities in the Tswane area improve their computer skills and their chances of finding employment.
The Gauteng North Community Computer Access Centre will allow persons with disabilities to receive free basic computer training, assistance with professional CV and job interview simulations which will better equip them in accessing the open labour market.
The “Basic Computer Literacy” course is a one week course that runs Monday to Friday every week. The courses cover the following areas:
- What is a computer?
- Using the keyboard and mouse
- Windows XP
- Word 2003
- Internet and email (each learner is assisted in setting up an email address for future use)
Included in the training is the “employment solutions” aspect. This aims to assist the learners in securing employment and the following is covered:
- Training on “how to write a CV”
- Each learner is assisted with compiling a professional CV
- Training on “how to attend a job interview” (this covers topics such as; what to expect at a job interview, how to prepare for a job interview, how to dress for a job interview, job interview etiquette, how to follow up on a job interview, etc)
Each learner receives a certificate of attendance on completion of the course and their CV is stored on the QASA CV DATABASE.
Gauteng North Community Computer Access Centre can accommodate up to 5 learners weekly and the training and accommodation is free for persons with disabilities. If you, or someone you know would like to attend one of the weekly courses, please contact us on 012 320 2572