Kenya’s Computer Learning Centre (CLC) has partnered with South Africa’s People Cert to improve the quality of IT & Business Training and further grow the continent.
The partnership will help Computer Learning Centre (CLC) get verified. This will in turn help the trainees get certification that will not only be viable in Kenya but globally as well. In the partnership, CLC is accredited by People Cert so if anyone gets certified by CLC then automatically, People Cert will endorse it.
In a breakfast meeting held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi, the two companies discussed on how important corporate education is to the continent and how it will better equip after to be on par with the rest of the world in its Digital Transformation journey.
The Lead Trainer at CLC, Kevin Kamanga and People Cert’s Romeo Mabasa were the speakers at the event that saw an array of tech and business professionals in Kenya attending. Kamanga spoke of Project Management and Technology and how the two can be integrated to better Africa’s chances of development.
“The effect of IT in the current world is huge. We are currently talking about things like Big Data, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Machine Learning. This is where technology is taking us, as people who are running organizations in Africa, we want to know how IT best works for us,” said Kevin Kamanga.
Being a 25-year-old company based in Kenya, Computer Learning Centre (CLC) has over 16 authorizations in IT and Business courses all offered at the Museum Hill Centre. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at CLC, Aunally Maloo was also present and he appreciated People Cert for accepting to partner with CLC to help drive corporate education in the continent.
CLC offers courses around Information Technology (IT) and Business. Some of the courses include IT infrastructure training, Data Centre training, Cyber Security, Cloud, Edge Computing and Information Security. It has offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates.
“There is need to create a linkage between academia and the job industry. Organizations need to speak to universities to know what to recalibrate because it influences the future which academia wouldn’t know how to teach if they don’t get feedback from the industries. This is the reason why companies need to create simulations to help students have industry experience on how to solve real problems” says Aunally Maloo the CEO, CLC Africa.
On his part, Romeo Mabasa, said that Kenya is actually a technological hub that is driving tech growth in the continent.
“Kenya being the technological hub is really adding fuel to the fire that we are starting at People Cert. There are so many beautiful things that are said about Kenya, especially in the technological side. The sad thing is that Kenya is not celebrated locally, it’s celebrated by the rest of the world,” Romeo noted.
He further said that there are a lot of IT trainers around but the important thing is certification.
“I want you to always remember about Certification vs Competence. CLC, through People Cert, will get you certified but competence is up to your work and drive to learn. Especially in the global set up, it’s important that you have both certification and competence,” he added.
Computer Learning Centre (CLC) continues to help its trainees get competence and improve the competence levels in the continent. The firm will also be present at the Africa Cloud and Security Summit Event on Thursday and Friday.