Get to know more about Youth Media Movement
Since 2008, the founders of The Youth Media Movement have identified the increasing lack of opportunities for young people from marginalized communities to participate in the audio visual, digital media and 4IR industries as a key area of need.
Over the years the YMM has – besides managing much of the training itself – placed trainees on various production courses at educational institutions, started media clubs in 42 high & primary schools in Western Cape, produced videos of the youths’ own stories (screening these at film festivals), created pods of excellence in most media categories and moved onto more technical skills – providing occupational opportunities for youth and unemployed members of the community. There are many success stories of placement of those who have passed through the YMM.
With its focus on Building our Digital and 4th Industrial Revolution Community the YMM successfully ran workshops in 2020 with 100 learners, teachers and parents, and another accredited course for 30 differently enabled people (also called People with Disabilities) in Building and maintaining 3 D printers and Drones (including flying the drones) and continues to offer training for learners in film and video-making, a key skill needed in the 21st Century world of telling stories visually. As a newly awarded Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence (one of only two ISOE’s in the Western Cape and 1 of 15 appointed ISOE’s by the MICT Seta) in 2021, the YMM has expanded its accredited courses – including Coding Unplugged & Software Development, Drone Design (as a Solid Works Incubator), 21st C Skills Development, and an agile selection of global and local courses, including certification from the University of Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela University, UWC and national industry bodies. A cohort of learners from Kayelitsha, Mitchell’s Plain and Phillippi will be graduating in December
MICT Seta, ETDP Seta, AGRI Seta and many more
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