Techno Brain Officially Opens Office in Zambia, Announces 1000 Scholarships for ICT Career Seekers
Techno Brain, Africa’s leading IT Solutions, IT Education and Training Services provider today launched its office in Lusaka as it continues its strategic expansion and consolidates its footing on the African continent.
Located at Stand No. 6033, Great East Road, Northmead, Lusaka, the new facility, equipped with state-of-the-art IT Infrastructure will tap into unique opportunities propelling Zambia’s growing ICT landscape and pushing up economic growth. The training centre in Zambia is the company’s 8th training institution in Africa after existing centres in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.
Out of the 200 million strong youth in Africa, 75 million are unemployed. This number is expected to double by 2045. Despite a decade of strong economic growth, the economy has not created a thriving job market for the youth of Africa. Some of the key issues cited are lack of jobs, industry specific vocational training & entrepreneurship skill development.
To challenge the current predicament, Techno Brain, as part of its Africa 1st initiative of building world class employable manpower is partnering with New Horizons U.S. to offer TCICT (Techno Brain Careers in ICT) a scholarship program for eligible candidates, who will be selected through a National Aptitude Test on 28 March, 2014. This will be followed by a free career guidance session bringing together students, parents, sponsors and NGOs on a single platform.
TCICT career courses focus on Software Development, Systems Administration and Networking domains. Short Intensive courses are also available, leading to various unique Global Certifications focusing on technologies like Cisco, Microsoft, ADOBE, EC-Council (Ethical Hacking) or basic ICDL.
“We are committed to the capacity building of Africa through our IT Education & Training Division. The opening of a new office in Zambia, and offering 1000 scholarships is another step towards that commitment. The foray into Zambia’s IT software market will contribute towards IT skills development, providing the much needed impetus to propel the sector.” said Manoj Shanker, Group CEO – Techno Brain.