In today’s job market, having a strong set of technical skills is essential for success, and Excel proficiency is one of the most sought-after skills. However, many job seekers in Eswatini lack the necessary Excel skills that employers demand. The Likusasa Letfu Youth Centre for Employability (LLYCE) has taken up an exciting project to help young job seekers enhance their Excel skills and increase their employability.
The LLYCE is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting young adults in Eswatini to achieve their career aspirations. The organization has been working tirelessly to provide a range of services and resources to help young people gain the skills, experience, and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s competitive job market.
Kholiwe Matesbula, the project officer of Likusasa Letfu, explains the motivation behind the Excel Skills Development Project. “While helping job seekers to find work, we realized that many employers are looking for people with good knowledge of Excel. Although mainly in the accounting profession, Excel is a powerful tool that employees use in other professions as well.”
The LLYCE recognizes that there are many Excel courses available in Eswatini, but employers need to know the level of Excel proficiency that a qualification presents. Therefore, employers look for known standards, like the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) holders have. To address this need, the LLYCE partnered with the Embassy of Israel in Pretoria to become a certified ICDL center and sponsored 40 participants to achieve the ICDL standard.
The course is in collaboration with P31 Uncovering Excellence, a local ITC training center that specializes in delivering high-quality training in computer skills, business skills, and entrepreneurship. The LLYCE expresses its gratitude to the Embassy of Israel and P31 Uncovering Excellence for their support in making this project possible.
The Excel Skills Development Project is part of the LLYCE’s Skill Centre for Employability, which is helping young adults in their first career steps. The Centre offers a range of services, including creating job search kits, providing job placement services, and holding skills development workshops. Additionally, the Centre has allocated a section for a youth produce outlet, which is an excellent opportunity for young entrepreneurs to showcase their talents and generate income.
The LLYCE’s Excel Skills Development Project is designed to help young job seekers develop their Excel skills and achieve the ICDL standard, which is recognized globally. Participants in the course learn advanced Excel techniques, such as using formulas and functions, analyzing data, and creating charts and graphs.
The course is delivered by experienced trainers who provide hands-on training, practice exercises, and assessments to ensure that participants have a thorough understanding of Excel. The Excel Skills Development Project is an excellent opportunity for young job seekers to gain a competitive advantage in the job market and increase their chances of finding employment.
The LLYCE is committed to providing young adults in Eswatini with affordable and accessible services and support to help them achieve their career aspirations. The Excel Skills Development Project is just one of the many initiatives that the LLYCE is undertaking to support young adults in their career journeys.
In conclusion, the Likusasa Letfu Youth Centre for Employability’s Excel Skills Development Project is an exciting initiative that will provide young job seekers with the necessary Excel skills to increase their employability. The project is a testament to the LLYCE’s commitment to supporting young adults in Eswatini to achieve their career aspirations. The LLYCE encourages young adults to take advantage of this opportunity and join the Excel Skills Development Project.