The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism “IAJ”
Welcome to the Institute for the advancement of journalism (IAJ). The IAJ knows that you are doing great things everyday.The IAJ is here to assist you to achieve your skills recognition for both personal and developmental achievement in your Lifetime.
At the IAJ we enhance skills development and capacity building in the world of works by adding value to you.
We do so by building electronic media communities and the information society in digital multimedia, Information Communication Technology sector towards the 4th industrial revolution.
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We Are Different from others
IAJ Skills Development Programme
Our community development skills programmes benefit the entire community media sector , volunteers , unemployed or disabled community members who have been selected for media and communications skills and development. The most of our Skills Development Offers programmes are demand driven and accredited aligned to National Skills Development Plan 2030 strategy.
Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which formal, non-formal and informal learning are measured, mediated for recognition across different contexts and certified against the requirements for credit, access, inclusion or advancement in the formal education and training system or workplace. (Source: National Policy for the Implementation of RPL: par 30).
Specialised Skills Programs
The specialised skills development program has two main focuses; (1) Short Skills Development programme , both employed skilled and specialised professionals, and (2) Media and Communication Economic Stimulation addressing diverse media and communication issue based content i.e end poverty,hunger, unemployment etc . The program has an informative role as well, social dialogues ,raising awareness of various career and business opportunities, as well as providing business development classes.
The program organizes a number of activities, both for youth unemployed , in school and for those who have already passed their matric.
- Skilling Government communicators to deal with the media on issues that are aligned to local and international commitments issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
- Business and Entrepreneurship workshops to introduce learners to the ICT for Community Constituency and business sector
- Special career guidance aimed at exhibiting scarce skills to grade 9 and 12 learners, inspiring them to choose such careers and make informed choices in grade 10
- Creating partnerships with stakeholders and encouraging them to fund tertiary education for the learners, preferably in the scarce fields in accordance with the National Skills Profile.
the institute for the Advancement for the Journalism (IAJ) also has partnerships with other stakeholders to support for youth as well as organize Business and Career Expo’s to bring in relevant stakeholders and information on institutions and agencies in support of youth business endeavours.
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) have been a major partner of the institute for the advancement journalism , offering training on illicit financial flow in Africa providing full training to a dozen young ambitious participants from Malawi ,Zimbabwe,South African,Tanzania,Uganda to research and analyse Stories of illicit financial flow.
Meet the IAJ Team