18 April 2019


Applications for Google’s 2019 Africa Certification scholarships now open

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Earlier this week Google announced that applications are open for the next round of its Africa Certification Scholarship 2019, with developer training available to applicants across the continent, which will be delivered by Google’s partners Pluralsight and Andela.

According to IOL News, the aim is to provide mobile developer training to 100 000 Africans to develop class apps. Google is also offering 30 000 scholarship opportunities and 1 000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications.

“Google’s continued initiatives focused on digital skills training, education and economic opportunity, and support for African startups and developers, demonstrate our commitment to helping advance a healthy and vibrant developer ecosystem,” said global head of Developer Training Programs at Google, William Florence.

IOL News adds that Google partners will deliver an intensive learning curriculum designed to prepare and motivate learners for entry-level and intermediate roles as software developers.

“By providing support for training and certifications we will help bridge the unemployment gap on the continent through increasing the number of employable software developers,” explained Florence.

“Africa is on track to have the largest working-age population of 1.1 billion by 2034. Today’s announcement marks a transition from inspiring new developers to prepare them for jobs of tomorrow. Google’s certification are developed around a job-task analysis and test learners for skills employers expect developers to have in these domains,” concluded Florence.

There is no confirmed date as to when the applications close.

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Ghana’s Information Technology & Telecom Awards – 9th Edition Launched

The 9th edition of the Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA) has been launched by Instinct Wave.

The prize giving ceremony is set to be held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on 28th June 2019.

The 2019 GITTA will reward and recognize the assorted creations and novelties that allow IT & Telecom to thrive and the corporations and individuals who contribute to the sector.The awards are open to all players and stakeholders in the ICT & Telecom ecosystem.

Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO of Instinct Wave, said the ceremony has evolved over time to set the highest possible requirement for rewarding those in the Telecom & ICT sector within Ghana and beyond.

It has also become the standard for exceptional accomplishments in the industry and a mark of excellence that indicates leadership, quality and innovation.

“We are proud to have promoted success stories, technology advancement and disruption in one of the most dynamic business sectors in Ghana in the last nine years.” Mr. Naphtal said.

“This year we have provided another platform to recognize government institutions that have embraced digitization and created disruptive technologies for effective service delivery in the Public sector.”

“Fintech players, Smart City innovation and disruptive technologies cutting across every business sector will also be recognized. And most importantly, the selection process will be more rigorous and competitive” he added.

The awards night provides an exceptional opportunity for stakeholders to network, entertain clients, and reinforce relationships with partners and reward staff with exceptional performance.

Source: Tech Voice Africa techvoiceafrica.com