Informal Economy Development Forum Launches Digital College to Tackle High Unemployment Rates Caused by Lack of Education

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) is proud to announce the launch of its revolutionary Digital College, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing the pressing issue of high unemployment rates resulting from a lack of education. The forum recognizes that a significant portion of the population faces barriers to formal education, leading to limited job opportunities and perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

With the global unemployment rate reaching unprecedented levels, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, IEDF’s Digital College aims to bridge the education gap and empower individuals with the skills and knowledge required to enter the job market successfully. By offering accessible and flexible online courses, the college targets those who have been undeserved by traditional educational institutions.

Through strategic partnerships with educators, industry experts, and technology providers, the Digital College will offer a diverse range of courses catering to the needs of different learners. The curriculum will cover various fields, including vocational training, entrepreneurship, digital skills, financial literacy, and more, enabling students to acquire relevant competencies aligned with current job market demands.

“Our mission at IEDF is to foster inclusive economic growth by breaking down barriers to education and employment,” said David Venter, the founder and chairman of the Informal Economy Development Forum. “We firmly believe that access to education is a fundamental human right and the key to unlocking opportunities for millions of individuals currently left behind by the formal education system.”

The Digital College’s online platform will leverage cutting-edge technology to deliver engaging, interactive, and user-friendly learning experiences. Students can access the courses anytime, anywhere, providing flexibility to balance their studies with work or personal commitments.

The launch of the Digital College marks a significant milestone in IEDF’s ongoing commitment to promoting sustainable economic development through education. By empowering individuals with valuable skills and knowledge, the forum aims to equip them with the tools necessary to thrive in the job market and uplift their communities.

Enrollments for the Digital College are now open, and interested individuals can visit our website www.iedf.org.za for more information and registration details.

 

About IEDF

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) is a non-profit company dedicated to fostering economic development and empowerment in communities affected by high rates of informal employment. Through strategic initiatives and partnerships, IEDF seeks to address the challenges faced by individuals operating in the informal economy and facilitate their transition to formal sectors.

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