The MultiChoice Group (MCG) announced it plans to sponsor 15 young girls from around South Africa to attend the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) Week as part of its commitment to enriching lives.
EBIT Week, which was currently held at the University of Pretoria from 30 June – 3 July 2019, is a biannual holiday programme for learners in Grades 10 to 12. It’s presented over four days by the EBIT Faculty at the University of Pretoria.
Learners will get to experience the various disciplines offered in the University’s EBIT Faculty. This is to help them make informed career choices by becoming exposed to both the practical and theoretical aspects of each discipline.
As part of this programme, MCG’s Nyameka Semenya, Head of Human Resources for Technology, will be sharing an overview of the broadcasting technology that brings video entertainment into people’s homes.
In addition to this year’s programme, MCG will be hosting 80 of the learners who attend EBIT Week on a visit to the company’s head office in Randburg. This is to showcase MCG’s own broadcast technology and demonstrate what it takes to produce the stories that make the group Africa’s most loved storyteller.
“We know only too well that there is a shortage of critical skills in Engineering and related technical fields in South Africa, especially among women, and we are seizing the opportunity provided by the University of Pretoria to encourage young girls to learn more about these fields,” says Gerdus van Eeden, MCG’s CTO.
Eeden adds, “just as importantly, this initiative resonates with our own empowerment objectives. We invest heavily in programmes that seek to build, develop and equip the youth to take advantage of the very many exciting opportunities that lie before them, and we hope that we can ignite a shared passion for the broadcasting industry during the seven-day programme”.
Edited by Jenna Cook
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