Why study a Skills4.0 course?

With your child’s academic year so jam packed with extra mural activities including sport and extra classes, why take on another one?

Why study a skills4.0 course?

With your child’s academic year so jam packed with extra mural activities including sport and extra classes, why take on another one?.

Skills 4.0 provides a range of courses to equip learners with the critical proficiencies that they will need to thrive in the labour market of tomorrow (The Fourth Industrial Labour Market). The harsh reality is that work as we know it is changing rapidly. Computers, machines, and robots are becoming a more integral part of society and more importantly for your child’s future, the labour market. How will they adapt to this rapidly changing environment and what skills do they need to thrive under those conditions? We have the answer!

We focus on STEAM education (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths) that follows an experiential learning approach. The idea is simple; teach children how to learn creative and critical thinking skills in an interactive environment and how to engage in complex problem solving whilst collaborating with others,this will distinguish them in the labour market of the future, despite automation and mechanization.

Our courses are geared towards grades 6-12 students and is aligned with the CAPS guidelines set forth by the South African Department of Basic Education. We are passionate about equipping people for the future of work and to enable the potential that technology brings to the workplace.

Gain complex
problem-solving skills

Gain critical
thinking skills

Gain Creativity, originality and initiative skills

for the future

Frequently asked questions

What’s in it for the school?

Our courses offer cutting edge training on material that the Department of Basic Education still needs to develop and roll out.

The schools gain the following:

  • Cutting edge STEAM courses that will augment the current curriculum
  • Stand out from other schools who do not offer these valuable skills
  • Teachers who are trained to facilitate experiential learning STEAM courses
  • Teachers with more confidence in STEAM education

What’s in it for the teacher?

Our courses are facilitator driven and the teacher forms an integral part of that process. We therefore offer teachers training on how to facilitate our courses.

The teacher gains the following:

  • Real world experience in a subject matter that many teachers find intimidating
  • Gain skills in the broader STEAM fields
  • Flipped learning: The ability of the teacher to learn new things from the student
  • Better students. Since the skills that the learners acquire are universal it should help them in their other STEAM related subjects

What’s in it for the parent?

Parents worry that their children will not have the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace of tomorrow. Skills 4.0 teaches critical skills to your children:

The student gains the following:

  • Online and blended learning skills
  • Hands on / practical skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Creativity, originality and initiative skills
  • Upskilling for the future

About our Founder

Nico Louw has a passion for working with people as well as technology. With his Master’s Diploma in Technology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) as well as a BCom in System Analysis, Design and IT Project Management, Nico is no slouch when it comes to the field of technology.

As a senior IT project manager, he has overseen many a project ranging from government, banking to energy sectors and has worked closely with the University of Western Cape implementing ERP projects on their behalf.

In his spare time, when he is not implementing PMBOK and AGILE principles in large organisations, he researches 4IR (The Fourth Industrial Revolution) and the technologies surrounded by it and builds Internet of Things compatible devices in his garage. As a passionate 4IR speaker and enthusiast he loves mentoring young people and helping them realise their full potential through STEAM training.

Skills 4.0 is registered as ‘n Microsoft Education Partner as well as Impaq Tutor Centre for Coding and Robotics.

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