IT INNOVATION LAB OVERVIEW 

An IT Innovation Lab is a permanent and effective computer lab set up within the infrastructure of the school for the benefit of the children and educators. The IT Innovation Lab’s purpose is to inspire and instill a passion for IT within the lives of the youth. Once learning takes place, students are invigorated by the prospects and empowered to plan their vision and goals for education. This knowledge also provides for a keener sense of what type of IT career is achievable for them. Furthermore any time spent in additional courses, FET Colleges or even university will be more productive, targeted and predetermined.

Existing IT Innovation Labs

1) Eastern Cape: Jinkindaba Secondary School, Flagstaff

  • Launched in 2013, this lab caters to Grade 8 – 12 students in Jinkindaba Secondary School
  • Trains over 500 students per year in PC Basics, Web-design and coding.
  • Trains over 30 teachers in PC Basics and classroom efficiency.
  • Main Sponsor: Tata Consultancy Services

2) North West: SC Kgobokoe Secondary School, Tsetse Village

  • Launched in 2015, this lab caters to Grade 8 – 12 students in SC Kgobokoe Secondary School.
  • Trains over 300 students per year in PC Basics, Web-design and coding.
  • Trains over 30 teachers in PC Basics and classroom efficiency.
  • Main Sponsor: Absa

3) Gauteng: Blue Eagle High School, Cosmo City

  • Launched in 2014, this lab caters to Grade 8 – 12 students in SC Kgobokoe Secondary School.
  • Trains over 1000 students per year in PC Basics, Web-design and coding.
  • Trains over 40 teachers in PC Basics and classroom efficiency.
  • Main Sponsor: HSBC

 

TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR COMPANY CAN ADOPT ITS OWN I.T INNOVATION LAB. 

Contact us at 011 455 2282

 

BENEFITS TO THE YOUTH, THE EDUCATORS & THE COMMUNITY:

  • Students receive quality basic knowledge of PCs, their usage and end-user skills for their personal and academic use.
  • Students improve their grasp of and knowledge of Department of Education curriculum-based skills and knowledge.
  • Students receive innovative workshops on latest technologies and trends as well as identified, potential students receive short courses on:
    • Basics of Web design
    • Basics of Web development
    • Basics of Coding
    • Basics of Graphic Design & Video manipulation.
  • Educators and Students benefit from the extra-curricular training and research options made available through a well-managed, internet-enabled IT Lab.
  • Educators receive practical tips and limited technical support and advice from the “in-house” CTW Trainer.
  • Educators receive initial structured outcome-based practical IT training based on the most efficient materials and best-practice methods from the most successful programs in South Africa.
  • Educators take part in the Connecting Leaders (A Teacher Training project of Change the World Trust) leadership and practical teacher training Seminars, workshops and community forums.
  • Educators benefit from ongoing input and ICT resources from CTW collaboration and CTW staff.
  • Community members and out-of-school-youth are eligible for affordable or sponsored IT training.
  • Community members and out-of-school-youth benefit from accredited IT Training and increased IT resources, equipment and skills in the community.

 

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Physical Address: Office 102, 1st Floor, Midrand City Shopping Centre, 185 Old Pretoria Main Road, Midrand

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