The Innovation village teams up with CIT to provide practical skills in software development.
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Here is your chance to get training in software development provided by The Innovation Village in collaboration with CODEIT Institute of Technology. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide software development training to technologists in Uganda.

The training is targeting students that seek to improve their skills and a software development career growth in Python, Cloud and Blockchain technologies. It will be for a period of months for every cohort.

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Mr Da’shone Hughey, CEO CODEIT Institute of Technology noted that the partnership 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 goal of CIT is to educate and cultivate those who are least likely to compete at the highest level of technology, including low-income, disabled, underemployed, women and other under-represented individuals, with skills and expertise to allow them to participate in technology-driven labor and become the world’s potential innovators.

The Innovation Village will select trainees for the training program and offer mentorship to participants through the best instructors.

The training will be held online, targeting participants from across Uganda including all the Innovation Village locations that is in Jinja, Mbarara, Gulu and Kampala. Those who have no access to internet shall meet physically at the Innovation Villages closest to them whenever they want to.

It will be free for the first 100 participants and will offer a paid internship for those who graduate from the program.

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CK Japheth, the Team Lead at The Innovation Village said in a comment about the partnership, “I am excited to begin this conversation and understand where we could go. Opportunities like this were never available in our times, therefore youths 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 also 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 Innovation Village training period.

The training begins on the 5th of February 2021 and will run for 20 weeks. Participants are expected to make presentations of the products they have developed throughout the course of the program. To sign up for this program, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrL8NoXX_IYljdTFBb05ePWHF1O8P3o0-Z3EZhX_UMFyEngA/viewform to fill the required form.

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