A Pan African impact organization, Power Learn Project, has launched its flagship program to train 1 million young people with tech employability skills.
As its first cohort, the program has enrolled 1000 learners after a rigorouse vetting and panel selection process pres=ceded by a recent countrywide rollout. The learners will have access to a wide network of mentors, learn from expert Power Learn Project instructors across the sector, receive unique access to support from teaching assistants, and get opportunities ranging from internships and proof of work opportunities.
“We are very proud to bring on this incredible first cohort of learners into our 1 million developers for Africa Program,” said Mumbi Ndungu, Chief, Growth $ Operations Manager, Power Learn Project.
Power Learn’s One million developers for Africa program is a comprehensive approach to supporting youths by providing them with accessible world-class tech education to grow their tech skills and set them apart.
This allows them to become more adaptable and ready for changes in the future.
“The pandemic catalyzed an already-accelerating rate of digital transformation, where the old ways of doing things changed irreversibly. The demand for digital skills was likewise impacted, as companies shifted from physical headquarters to embracing a digital HQ mentality. While this trend had been gaining momentum for decades across all industries, today’s acceleration is unprecedented. Now, digital adoption and the respective digital skills needed to embrace the transformation are critical to landing more secure, in-demand tech careers,” Ndung’u added.