Building the Needed Capacity for A Successful Digital ...

Building the Needed Capacity for A Successful Digital ...

BUILDING THE NEEDED CAPACITY FOR A SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL MIGRATION INTERVENTION FOR SOUTH AFRICA Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications Harold M Wesso PhD 27/28 November 2012 presentation outline where are we heading departments e-skills capacity development mandate delivery for impact: model opportunities going forward ecosystem learning pathway challenges critical success factors 2 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness The Creative Economy

e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness building an information society & knowledge economy ITU (2011); WEF (2012) INFORMATION SOCIETY AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY DRIVERS IMPACT (OUTCOMES) AGAINST NATIONAL STRATEGIC PRIORITIES ENABLING ENVIRONMENT Economy IS/KE Technologies Access Individuals, Civil Society

USAGE innovation e-Skills Affordability Business Government (incl ICT Sector) e-READINESS USAGE quality of education healthy life for all safe environment decent employment a skilled and capable workforce an efficient, economic infrastructure network

rural development improved quality of household life effective local government system environmental assets and natural resources a better Africa and a better world an efficient and development-oriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship. Society 6 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness e-skilling for an information society & knowledge society role and purpose DOCs Strategic Objective: ICT as a strategic social and economic enabler for a knowledge economy: 1) ICT policy (affordability and skills) 2) national broadband network 3) digital broadcasting migration policy A national catalytic collaborator,

facilitator and change agent for developing e-skills capacity in the country. 8 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness capacity development doing with approach HEIs / Academia / Civil Society Labour Development and delivery e-Skills Knowledge Production Hubs e-Skills Knowledge

Production Hubs Individual / Community Invest and ensure alignment Government Incl. SOEs Business Lead, aggregate and monitor e-Skills Knowledge Production Hubs Within Organisation

Inputs Collaborative Network Architectures Outputs Outcomes Impact 6 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness where are we Phase 1: Analysis & Design April 2012 and beyond: learning pathway identified in collaboration with industry, civil society, education and government research conducted with key players in the field (Multi-choice, NAB, etc) Phase 2: Design and Development Phase learning pathway course content delivery mode: engineering and technical (hands-on practical training) support, entrepreneurship & creative content production (online and blended)

Phase 3: Delivery for Impact Phase Target (new job opportunities): engineering and technical support (community support representatives) entrepreneurship content creation.creative industries 7 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness dtt e-skills ecosystem local content - 23 new channels regional specific content entrepreneurial growth (infrastructure and content)

e-skills for digital migration and digitization targeted courses for the future (pedagogy and tailored skills) aggregation, monitoring and evaluation innovation workplace e-skilling better analysis business focus 8 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness ecosystem partners mapping teaching and learning Jobs (internships) / Workplace Experience/Experiential Learning SABC

Gina Q.E.C Murad Ismail - Amrho Group HCN Maredi telecoms Cell C CSIR Robtechnik Company. Sentech TopTV Maisela first growth Mike Mpwesiwa - Tshwane North College 4 FET MultiChoice CSIR NAMEC Quality assurance MICT SETA Electronic assessment of skills and knowledge Boston City Campus STB performance evaluation TopTV

Research, monitoring and evaluation Gauteng eSkills Knowledge Production Hub Call Centre Mike Mpwesiwa - Tshwane North FET College Funding/Finance Funding - Government Incentivize FET Colleges: DoC and DHET 9 ecosystem partners mapping teaching and learning Training facilities Innovate Eastern Cape Train FET College lecturers -DoC and DHET Provide FET colleges

with electronics laboratories Provide FET Colleges with reliable high speed broadband internet connectivity for e-learning Content Provision Intel Application development NAMEC SNMBICTI- usage of Social Media for communications plan SEDA Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator- ITC training and development, Programme and application design, 10

ecosystem partners mapping curriculum development Content production and creative industries Film Industry development - ECITI General Curriculum Development Da Vinci Institute SABC University of Pretoria CSIR Kuban TopTV Kobus - Boston City Campus

Cell C MultiChoice Distribution and logistics Kuban TopTV Include the Unions Research and development University of Pretoria CSIR ICT Skills - Business Skills capacitation and mentoring ECITI and ECDC EC Innovate and eMonti STP Manufacturing process Gina Q.E.C Murad Ismail - Amrho Group E-Learning Boston City Campus

11 ecosystem partners mapping infrastructure development Supply chain management Kuban TopTV Infrastructure roll out HCN FTTx from Johannesburg to Messina - Posix/ATIS Provide manufacturing facilities Innovate EC Free community communication networks Leroy ATIS Telecoms Hardware, Software and Network Infrastructure

Leroy ATIS Telecoms letsatsimoya aviation consultants Open Access Fibre Networks, Wireless Networks etc for return path services Leroy ATIS Telecoms Worldwide expertise of similar ventures Intel Manufacturing Q.E.C 12 ecosystem partners mapping branding and marketing Marketing, Advocacy and Communications SNMBICTI NAMEC

SABC 13 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness ecosystem partners entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial development and business development ECITI NAMEC ISTS SNMBICTI WHITFORD GROUP Robert- Robtechnik Company

IMBEWU WOMEN EMPOWERMENT TRUST Capacity Development UNDP Business incubation Eastern Cape Information Technology Initiative (ECITI) SNMBICTI Q.E.C Kuban - TopTV CSIR Access to SMMEs and Unemployed graduates Eastern Cape Development Corporation NAMEC Murad Ismail - Amrho Group MICT Seta HCN MultiChoice smtdc maisela 14

ecosystem partners mapping logistics Reverse logistics, warrantee management Kuban TopTV Project management of roll out plan INNOVATE Eastern Cape Eastern Cape Development Corporation in Eastern Cape Distribution and logistics Letsatsimoya aviation consultants Community Liaison Onesevenone Network infrastructure, installation and commissioning Fibretronic

15 learning pathways job creation 16 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness Post-Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Creative Industries learning path for diploma in digital media Under University review to introduce a new Post-Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries under the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences University of Pretoria NQF Level 7 17 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness PGD in entrepreneurship &

creative industries Five core modules and one or two electives The modules are currently offered under: PGD in entrepreneurship BIS honours (Information Systems) BIS honours (Multimedia) BIS honours (Publishing) BMus fourth year BA honours (heritage and cultural tourism) BCom(Informatics) honours 18 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness PGD core modules

ENP 821: Introduction to entrepreneurship ENP 823: Creativity and Innovation INY 730: Information Communication INF713: Special topic (E-business) INF 780: Research project 19 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness PGD prerequisites for admission Defined by the relevant Heads of Department: Any appropriate B degree Basic computer literacy is a requirement. Access to the Internet. Final selection by the HODs from the different departments offering the electives based on previous qualifications and experience 20

e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness PGD elective modules Music MSC 402: Music Technology Publishing PUB724: Trends in publishing and PUB 712: Advanced electronic publishing Multimedia IMY 774: Virtual environments and IMY 777: Animation theory and practice Cultural heritage EFK 752: Trends in heritage and cultural tourism 21 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness immediate intervention Phase 1: Upskilling existing DSTV installers with DTT installations The training would target the already trained 1,500+ installers and provide them with specific DTT technical installation training. DTT technical installations are similar to DSTV training and hence does not require a great

degree of extra training 22 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness immediate intervention Phase 2: Community Support Representatives These are the backbone of DTT migration The experience is derived from the MNet test DTT installations in Soweto where it is recognised that people with DTT installation prefer to have a local community person assist them when they have problems with installation. Most important skill are soft community support skills 23 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness immediate intervention Phase 3: New DTT Installers This group would consist of newly trained

installers with both DTSV and DTT technical installation capabilities. 24 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness challenges stabilisation of infrastructure post deployment: community support support from business in the development and execution of the agreed courseware: secondments from industry to capacitate FET colleges selection of learners (existing and new) for skilling, reskilling and upskilling management of interns finance resources and funding to be released for the execution of the programme. 25 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness

critical success factors strengthening the role of the SOE to implement the departments mandate (PCC) provision of adequate funding multi-stakeholder collaboration involving representatives from business, education, government, civil society and organised labour capacity development within a learning pathway i.e. from digital migration to digitization 100% installation success first time round monitoring and evaluation: capacity development 26 e-Skilling the Nation for Equitable Prosperity and Global Competitiveness

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