Excitement was written all over the faces of the 25 Out of School Youth that got a life changing opportunity of being selected and trained as the 2016 apprentices for the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) Radio Production Learnership that commenced on Monday, 26 September 2016 and it is expected to be completed in July 2017.
MKI formed partnership with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) which specializes in teaching the production and technical skills that are applicable to the TV, Radio and broadcasting industries. This partnership will ensure that learners are exposed to key industry opportunities that will enable them to be competency and also to be employable.
Mr Doc Fick, articulated that this Learnership will benefit learners as they will get competency in radio production which involves; Acquisition of content, mastering the tools of trade, concept development and idea generation, journalist and writing skills. “After completing this programme they will get a National Certificate in Radio Production NQF Level 5 which is a post high school qualification,” He added.
The group members hail from various towns, Sindisiwe Mhlungu from Nquthu expressed her heartily gratitude to MKI and NEMISA for exposing them to greater opportunities “This programme is my gateway to the radio production industry and that is where I would like to begin and grow my career,” she said.
Another MKI Learnership recipient Boipelo Sookene emphasized that this opportunity will equip him with skills to be a radio personnel and hopefully open many other doors in the field of broadcasting.