IBM launches Open P-TECH for Africa skills development programme in Kenya

IBM and African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute have announced the Open P-TECH for Africa program that empowers Kenya’s youth with digital skills. P-Tech stands for Pathways to Technology Early College High School. The organization will provide Kenyans with 50,000 between the ages of 14 to 20 with 50,000 with direct access to digital training on emerging tools and technologies that will advance their futures. Content will be offered in English, Spanish and French.

As a digital learning platform, Open P-TECH is free for learning students, educators, and parents in grades 9 to 14. The platform supports the development of soft and hard skills covering the areas of cloud computing, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and digital thinking while preparing them for future jobs.

AFRALTI will leverage its footprint and mobilize volunteers, trainers, teachers, and students as they implement its programs across the country. After completing 20 hours of their learning objectives, learners will get a certificate and an internationally recognized badge from their open P-Tech platforms.

The ICT Authority of Kenya is one of the key stakeholders and is working closely with the Presidential Digitalent Programme run by the Authority, where 50 graduates will facilitate the training alongside AFRALTI facilitators. Through the Open P-TECH programme students can land internships, apprenticeships, or white-collar jobs while matching professionals in those sectors in earnings.

You can submit your registration at https://www.afralti.org/registration-form/

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