PC ladder to success

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

Young people from rural areas have decided to join the world of computers.

They believe this will make them better equipped for jobs because, they say, getting one without being computer literate is almost impossible.

Portia Sehlabela from Shatale near Bushbuckridge said she had completed grade 12 at the local high school when she heard about the computer school in Hazyview.

"I immediately enrolled for a diploma in office computing, which will take about six months to complete, and then I shall be 100percent sure that sooner or later I'll get a good job."

She said everybody needs to be computer literate.

"We are from the deep rural areas of Mpumalanga yes, but if there are people out there who think computers are only for those in towns and cities, here we come and we'll climb the ladder of employment just as they do," Sehlabela said.

Another student, Roger Mogau, said: "One has to start somewhere to realise one's dreams. I intend doing PC engineering and this is where I begin. My lazy peers will one day ask me how I did it and I will say one does not need to be a Joburger to survive."

Doctor Ramashia, the lecturer, said: "My students initially took the lessons for granted but later realised their importance.

"They can access e-mails, music, and Internet banking."