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CWG extends ICT Academy to new cities

CWG extends ICT Academy to new cities

Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc. has extended its ICT Academy to include Port Harcourt Abuja, Accra and Kampala, with plans to incorporate Cameroon by Q1 2015.

The CWG Academy, which started in Lagos four years ago, has successfully trained and placed over 500 ICT professionals into various fields of industry, according to the pan African ICT Company.

The goal of the Academy, according to CWG, is to bridge the workforce knowledge gap in Africa by equipping fresh graduates with the required skills that will make them employable or become successful entrepreneurs.

According to the tech company, the Academy enables the graduates to be employable in any world class organization and also offers participants the privilege to become experts using a combination of intensive classroom work, practical training and live project attachments.

With the extension into new frontiers it is expected that beneficiaries of the Academy will quadruple over the next two years.

Speaking on the future plans of the project, Austin Okere, CWG CEO says “this project which started modestly as a means of maintaining the steady supply of high skilled engineers to the CWG enterprise has grown in leaps and bounds to become a succor for ambitious trainable youth, who would otherwise be locked out of reaching their full potential.”

He added that “since industry has come to be dependent on our highly trained and qualified graduates, we shall be formalizing their placement through an online site currently under construction. We believe that this initiative shall contribute to the key aspiration of Africa, being inclusive growth and job creation.”

The World Economic Forum predicts that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education will be essential to the future of jobs globally.

According to Philip Obioha, Chief Operating Officer of the Group “the CWG Academy plays a major role in preparing African Youths for the New Digital Economy, and is indeed a commendable effort worthy of emulation.”

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Kayode Oladeinde Technology Journalist at Technology Times. Mobile: +234 (0) 7031526929