The Innovation Village signs up CODEIT to offer software trainingCK Japheth (left) said the partnership is in line with their mission to enable and unlock potential among the youth through the use of technology while Hughey said the arrangement marks the first step in many partnerships to come across the East African region.
Students in Uganda looking to improve their skills in software development have been given a chance to learn Python, Cloud and Blockchain technologies for a period of six months for every cohort.
The Innovation Village located on the outskirts of central Kampala has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CODEIT Institute of Technology (CIT) to provide this training which begins next month with orientation set for February 5
It will run for 20 weeks after which participants will make presentations on the products they would have developed during the course of the program. Applicants for registration have been directed to visit http://bit.ly/38EsuK6
During the signing of the MoU, the CEO CIT Institute of Technology, Da’shone Hughey said the arrangement with The Innovation Village marks the first step in many partnerships to come across the East African region.
He said, “We are excited to roll out this partnership in Uganda with The Innovation Village, an entity whose vision aligns with ours in exploring the potential of the youth in our communities. We are looking to expand farther to all countries in the East African region. However, our biggest focus is on training low-income earners in high level technology, especially women to ensure that graduates are able to create a Generation of wealth through the use of technology.”
The role of the Innovation Village in this partnership will be to select trainees for the program, offer physical meeting space (where necessary) and mentorship to participants.
According to the Global Micro Database by the UN Women and the World Bank Group, young people between 20 and 34 are likely to be poor and without employable skills with women being more affected than men.
CIT stands out as a Software Engineering Education Provider by insisting on pushing the boundaries of technology and has since created a concept of providing software engineering training for, low income unemployed, underemployed, women and other underrepresented groups in the very latest programming languages.
The training will be free for the first 100 participants and will include the offer of a paid internship for those who graduate from the program.
Speaking about the partnership, CK Japheth, the Team Lead at The Innovation Village said it is very welcome and in line with The Village’s mission to enable and unlock potential among the youth through the use of technology.
“I am excited to begin this conversation and understand where we could go. Opportunities like this were never available in our time. Therefore, youth should pay close attention to how they can create generational wealth and success for other young people. Technology is the future, and we can’t not run or shy away from it,” he said.
He encouraged young people to be shrewd and take up opportunities and make it count especially in a dynamic world.
The Innovation Village is Uganda’s launch pad for leading Innovators and entrepreneurs. It is involved in building an entire ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators in what is growing to become a business solutions provider for Uganda’s biggest challenges or opportunities. From helping entrepreneurs launch and grow high-impact ventures to attracting regional and global opportunities, The Village approach converges multiple partners including public, private, academia, research and civil society as one force for good.
CK Japheth said, “We were equally inspired by the unlimited opportunities to tap into that potential while building The Innovation Village. Almost every industry in every business for every function needs software engineering to operate efficiently. We cannot adopt if we have no software developers familiar with the latest technology trends and neither can we integrate our operations through the use of technology. It is the immense opportunities that technologies such as these trainings and the potential among our youth that strengthen our belief in the use of technology and its ability to transform our communities.”
The training will be held online, targeting participants from across Uganda including all the Innovation Village locations (Mbarara, Jinja, Gulu and Kampala). Participants who do not have access to the internet will meet physically at the Innovation Village whenever they want to.
Solomon Opio, the Technology Community Manager at The Village said, “We couldn’t pass up this partnership opportunity especially because the technologies and languages being used are what most developers are interested in. For anyone tech savvy, you would know that Python, Cloud, and Blockchain are the next big thing.”