In Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, students with little or no experience or access to computers have the opportunity to learn vital computer skills through ADT Teach.
“ADT has identified education as the priority for our Corporate Social Responsibility program as we believe it to be the foundation of our country´s future,” said Adrian Good, ADT Security’s Managing Director for Residential and New Business.
The three year program provides the training and support necessary to progress from beginner to advanced levels of computer competency by the completion of
courses. Through ADT Teach the participating students are not only more employable once they leave school, but they are also equipped with the knowledge and skills for further tertiary education.
Armed with laptops, a 3G router, a projector and teaching materials, tutors visit disadvantaged schools on allocated days during the week to bring the IT training directly to the students in a mobile computer lab. ADT partners with the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) to develop the training curriculum and identify the schools that will participate in the program.
Upon meeting the requirements of the ADT Teach curriculum, students receive a National Certificate in Information Technology, End User Computing.