ICT for Development Career Fair
The ICT4Development career fair aims at exposing young women and youth to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities through different opportunities to capacity build through our different programs under the solution for employment banner.
ABOUT THE CAREER FAIR
This approach aims to connect young people to the organization’s training and mentorship model that has over recent years been implemented across all of the organization’s training programs, this model has been solely responsible for empowering around 17,603 women and youth with at least 70% of them going on to gain meaningful employment or venturing into entrepreneurial avenues.
The #ICT4Development Career Fair is an interesting way for the youth and young women we serve, to learn more about our programs, start careers in STEM and see how they can get jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities through our diverse training programs.
The number of young people still missing out on opportunity to capacity build beyond their secondary school cycle is high.
Due to various factors such as lack of finance, poor grades and even social biases that affect women the most, in fact, recent survey has stated that out of the 400,000 young people who are privileged enough to join secondary schools only 80,000 of them eventually join tertiary level institutions, meaning that only 15% get to advance their education.
ACWICT has wide experience implementing successful Digital learning, online work training programs entrepreneurship and financial literacy training, and in general youth employability programs that target high potential but disadvantaged women and youth dating back to 2007.
Through our programs, approximately 25000 young people and women have been equipped with market driven employability skills through in class technology skills training and self-study.
CAREER FAIR ACTIVITIES
During the Career Fair, we invite young people to learn how they can get started in careers in technology and a give them a chance to enroll in our programs if they choose to do so.
We invite professionals and mentors from various ICT fields to speak to them about the opportunities available.
We also get a chance to learn more about how we can tailor make our programs to suit their requirements.