Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced that users of its Windows-based PC devices will receive 12 months of free access to the
"While a lot of attention has been placed on solutions for traditional school subjects, like science and maths, not much has been done to empower computer users. The partnership with VTC allows Samsung to offer its customers an invaluable resource to get the most out of their computer software and benefit from the skills, knowledge, increased productivity and self-empowerment offered through the
With more than 100 000 online training videos available on popular applications, which include Windows 8, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe Photoshop and many more, the
An opportunity to study further
Van Lier believes that this provides an ideal opportunity for people who might not have the resources or time to study further, now to have a portal where they can pursue their interests, enhance their careers, and upskill themselves, anytime, anywhere, at their own pace.
"Someone who has always had an interest in video editing, graphics design or even website development, for example, might have been intimidated by the software or expense associated with training courses. By getting access to the
Samsung believes that the
"Physical Training courses can vary in price from R1500 to over R6000 per course, but the
The training concept is built around a lecturer explaining (visually and audibly) the module, using the application on a hands-on basis. Users can download the specific work book related to the lecture and can work on the concepts explained. The training is done on a professional interface developed specifically for Samsung.
Additionally, users can leverage of the AlwaysOn WiFi offer from Samsung, which allows a user of a Samsung Windows-based PC device, 1GB of free WiFi data a month, for a period of 12 months, to access online content if they do not have Internet access at home. This is conditional to being within an AlwaysOn hot spot.
"Given the need for a technology-savvy workforce, Samsung is excited by the opportunities that the
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