LL - Tech Academy


                                GLLI to launched its Tech  Entrepreneurship programme in Mthatha 

Do you want to become a certified IT Technician and establish your own IT maintenance business? 

Apply now!

Global Leading Light Initiatives, a non-profit organisation is recruiting unemployed and underemployed youths around Mthatha into the first cohort of its LL-Tech academy. 

LL-Tech Academy is a six-month hands-on training programme in IT (hardware and software) repairs, and business management. It seeks to recruit youths to train as IT technicians and provide further support with professional work tools, company registration, business space, mentorship and consulting services to establish their own ICT businesses. 


This is a very intensive and practical programme and only applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment will gain entry. Applications are open to:

  • All genders aged between 17 and 30 years old by the time of application 
  • Must hold a grade 11 qualification or matric certificate
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Basic communication skills in English, as tutoring and practical sessions will be entirely in English
  • Must be resident around Mthatha, where the training centre will be based


NO PRIOR IT skills required


This training is 100% free of charge for all selected applicants! It is fully funded by our donor. 

· Participants will acquire skills to perform maintenance and repair services on IT devices (mobile phone, tablets, laptops, desktops and printers) through full-time, in person training.

· Participants will earn an internationally accredited certificate (CompTIA+) provided they pass the examinations for each certificate. GLLI will register and pay for the cost of all international study materials and examination fees worth about R6,800 per student

  • Each trainee will receive professional work tools worth R5,500 
  • Free business registration and consulting worth R2,650 per alumni 
  • Business space for three months to raise capital
  • Free Marketing (Branding)
  • Business and personal development coaching 
  • Opportunities to access start-up business loans to establish their businesses

If shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview 

How to apply

Email your CV and a one-page application letter explaining why you are a good fit to:  academy@globalleadinglight.org before 15 May 2019 Call: 0736998185

For more information on the LL-Tech Academy and other programmes of GLLI, please visit our website: www.globalleadinglight.org