Trace Academia, a free online vocational training platform built for young South Africans looking to build their skills to find or create jobs, was officially launched in South Africa last week. The launch event also saw the signing of a protocol of cooperation between Trace, Senghor University in Egypt, and Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to create a training programme to develop and support the professionalisation of the creative and cultural sector in Africa.
Elisabeth Moreno together with the co-founder and executive chairman of Trace, Olivier Laouchez and Trace Academia co-MD, Prejlin Naidoo, launched the company’s latest youth empowerment programme.
Created in response to the high rate of youth unemployment in South Africa and the continent, Trace Academia will focus on empowerment through educating and training young people.
More than 50% of Africa’s population is under 25 years old. The youth are struggling with the effects of a longstanding economic and psychological crisis. The reach of the global pandemic has further accelerated the need for new approaches to education.
Trace Academia courses are created in collaboration with leading companies, institutions and experts to ensure that the skills provided are well matched to market needs. A localised, interactive and entertaining course format keeps the learner’s attention and significantly improves course completion rate.
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