The Hacklab Foundation through a partnership with IBM has launched a digital skills training program. The program was launched at the recent Hacklab My IT Career Seminar which was held in Ho, at the Ho Technical University with support from the University Management.

The program which is open to every Ghanaian youth, looking to learn skills for future jobs in demand, will give access to over 100 courses in multiple languages distilled into career tracks such as Data Scientists, Data Analysts, Artificial Intelligence Expert, Blockchain Specialists, Machine Learning Expert, Programming and more.

Anyone with a mobile phone or computer connected to the internet can access this platform for free, anywhere, anytime. Each Course completed, gives the individual a digital certificate and digital badge from IBM which can be added to their credentials to boost their competitiveness for jobs. The platform also has a job marketplace where individuals can apply to jobs posted from across Africa and beyond.

The Hacklab Foundation is a non-profit organization established since 2015, focused on preparing the youth for future jobs through boot camps, hackathons, workshops and Mentorship programs.

We do this by decentralizing and democratizing access to technology education and tools, hence our tag line, Advancing Technology in Africa.

Our initiatives have impacted over 3000 youth since our inception including children between the ages of 7-13 years who participate in our Hacklab Junior Makers Summer Camp.

We believe that creating an equal platform for everyone, irrespective of race, gender, social class and physical limitations will allow for a fair chance to compete for the same opportunity. This has been the core of our initiatives.

According to the Human Capital Index 2018, about 56% of Ghana’s human capital would go waste in the next 18 years due to poor education. We can,however, close this gap, if you are all willing to skill yourselves to stay relevant in the next decade and beyond. We encourage students, teachers and everyone interested in staying relevant in their jobs in the next decade, to take advantage of this program.

Join the program today for free using this link: http://ibm.biz/hacklab-dna

For inquiries and partnerships, please contact the Hacklab Foundation team at info@hacklabgh.org

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