The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Techno Brain Offers IT Placement for Graduates

Techno Brain, a software development company has partnered with the NetHope Academy by providing placement opportunities for fresh university graduates for a six-month program at the academy to enhance their classroom and on-the-job IT skills.

The NetHope program launched in Kenya in March 2012 is open to students in Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. . NetHope Academy provides training and certification in relevant technical skills, supplemented with practical on-the-job work experience and daily mentoring and guidance.

The program has enabled fresh graduates to earn relevant work experience becoming fully competent in the current IT sector and hence boosting their employability.

Techno Brain is among technology partners that include the Kenya ICT Board, Accenture and the Accenture Foundations, Microsoft, Cisco, ESRI, Global VSAT Forum complementing the intern program.

Techno Brain scouts for talent in the locations it plans to hire and conducts an assessment of the skill sets required which are then shared with the concerned personnel.

The program enables participating graduates to transition flawlessly into a working environment upon graduation from University. Frankline Okuche Okal, an ICT graduate from Maseno University and now an intern at Techno Brain says Net Hope greatly assisted him in transitioning into a work environment due to the trainings he received while being prepared to join the IT industry.

"I have had a wonderful transition to Techno Brain as I was already prepared to join the IT industry in various ways from Net Hope," said Okal. "I really like how people at Techno Brain work and treat each other and the cooperation from my colleagues, employee engagement activities and mostly the knowledge am getting from the trainers."

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