Batlile Phaladi
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17 Jun 2015
12:44 pm

ICT youths to develop ‘Smart Joburg’ plan

Batlile Phaladi

The City of Joburg has launched a programme to educate Digital Interns in innovative modern age skills as part of the foundation phase of developing the Johannesburg smart city plan.

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The COJEDI programme focuses on driving innovation and entrepreneurship through critical thinking, preparing students for employment and empowering them to significantly participate in the mainstream of the ICT sector and the burgeoning economy.

The program plans to train a 1000 of the city’s brightest young information technology students, these students are being prepared to effectively meet the demands of connectivity, which underpins the development of smart cities. They will also have an opportunity to explore smart cities in developed countries for innovation exposure and more.