The Geekulcha VacWork program takes in a number of high scholars to a simulated and co-creative working environment, get trained and build projects with ICT tools. Youngsters spend their Holidays With The Geeks. The Geekulcha crew and community get to redistribute their skills/knowledge with their young ones.
Assigned to mentors, the youngsters come up with projects based on the VacWork edition’s theme. Powered by The Innovation Hub, the ypungsters will get to experience a real working environment and processes of the job market by reporting to work from 09:00 till 16:00, 03 - 07 April 2018.
Up to 125 youngsters in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni are taking part in this edition of the VacWork.
[SUGGEST A TOPIC: firstname.lastname@example.org] As part of the #gkVacWork programme, a tech debate is hosted to stimulate and engage young people in the Digital Transformation. The debate will take place 07 April and you can suggest a topic for the debate. #CountryDuty #DigitalPipeline pic.twitter.com/CyZXGgJIb7— #gkVacWork 03-07 Apr 🇿🇦 💻 (@Geekulcha) March 28, 2018
The Theme: Digital Age - Community Enablement and Safety is set as a theme for the April 2018 programme.
More 20 university students have applied as volunteers for the programme and will be helping the youngsters build their projects. "The VacWork is a skills redistribution programme where Geekulcha community members get to transfer skills to the younger ones", says Tiyani Nghonyama, the programme's strategic lead.
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Throughout the programme, the youngsters will be building mobile apps, web applications, electronics systems and graphic solutions. ALl these have to make business-sense when they present on the 7th.
A Tech Debate is also hosted on the final day to engage and spark more interest onto young people in the Digital Transformation process. There will be 3 rounds, 7 sessions and 7 tech topics for the debate. A trophy will be crowned to the debate kings.
5 mobile applications in the bag...presentations coming along...we're ready for #gkVacWork April will be taking place @CityTshwane and @CityofJoburgZA !! #Geek_in_U #iblameGK pic.twitter.com/QUbsCMvp7s— GeekInU (@Geek_In_U) March 26, 2018
This is the battle of the cities, all the youngsters will present their solutions on the 7th at The Innovation Hub. Top 3 teams and spot prizes will given to the winners.