About the Project

Goal of the Winter School

The aim of the I-CAN Digital Winter School is to add value, support learning, improve results and ignite a passion to Grade 11 & Grade 12 Computer Application Technology (CAT) students. Students who participate in the programme will receive international certification which will be conducted online through the Certiport console (platform / portal).

Genesis Community IT Initiative is a registered Certiport Exam testing Centre that enables citizens to obtain Microsoft & Adobe certifications which are internationally recognised.

Objectives of the Winter School

  • To provide Grade 11 & 12 students an opportunity to learn beyond the classroom environment.
  • To provide Grade 11 & 12 students with great value of international certification through Certiport – A Pearson Vue Business.
  • To strengthen and support students knowledge and skills in various Microsoft Applications.
  • To supplement learning and assessment within the Computer Application Technology.
  • To increase student results and performance through in-depth knowledge in Microsoft. 
  • To stimulate students drive to achieve competency on an international level.

Expected Project Results

  • To equip Western Cape Grade 11 students with international Digital Literacy certification.
  • To equip Western Cape Grade 12 students with international Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word & Excel certification.

Value Proposition

  • Top 3 Students will get a free exam voucher to further their certification in Microsoft Office Specialist in the respective module they gained achievement.
  • Schools who recruit more than 10 students for the Winter School will receive a free Microsoft Office Specialist exam voucher to empower their teachers.