Sleekjob which is a talent accelerator and trains highly motivated young people from all backgrounds with skills in technology as well as connects them to employers or freelance job opportunities rebrands its academy as Codetrain.
After validation of its coding school idea and understanding the market’s demands, Sleekjobs relaunches its academy as Codetrain. The founder, Richard Brandt, explains that, “It will offer open access to virtual training and have more result driven in-house training in our One Airport Square, 8th Floor, Airport City, Accra.”
Effectively on July 25th, 2017, Richard further announces, “Codetrain is organizing a bootcamp at the British Council Accra purposely to bring aspiring software developers to meet successful software developers for career advice and training.”
The Bootcamp is, “open to all aspiring app developers who should come to the event including SHS grads, tertiary students and grads, workers, etc.” he added.
The app developer bootcamp will bring together young people interested in becoming app developers and want to find opportunities in the tech space. Participants will among other things meet successful app developers and get mentorship, discover employment and funding opportunities in the tech space and an opportunity to enroll in Codetrain Ghana’s practical app training program.
Find out more at www.codetraingh.com
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Womenpreneur Digital Hub to Promote Digital Skills & More for MENA Women
The Entrepreneurship Academy of the SANAD Fund for MSME and Womenpreneur Initiative have once again teamed up to champion women’s economic equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In March 2021, the partners launched the Womenpreneur Digital Hub, an online knowledge and resource-sharing platform that aims to expand women’s access to skills-building tools in a time when lockdowns and economic contraction have disproportionately impacted female employment in the region.
The coronavirus crisis has forced many women out of the workplace through a constellation of factors: Economically, it has taken a particularly heavy toll on sectors where women are overrepresented, such as retail, care, and food service. School and daycare closures have added further pressure, with many households placing the responsibility for at-home schooling and childcare solely upon women. As a result, although women in MENA comprise only a quarter of the region’s total workforce, they account for over half of COVID-related job losses.
The Womenpreneur Digital Hub aims to help women regain their economic footing through a three-fold approach. First, online training will be offered free of charge for hub members to hone skills that empower them on the job market, such as financial knowledge, digital literacy, and business management. High-profile speakers will provide insights into current industry trends and tips on accessing career opportunities. Second, the hub will connect users for mutual information and support, experience exchange, and valuable network-building. In this way, the platform intends to accelerate the third factor, which is to open up potential employment paths for those whose careers have been upended by the crisis.
Ines Ebrecht, Chairperson of the SANAD Technical Assistance Facility which runs the SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy, said: “Women’s employment is not only a social justice issue, it is also an economic one. Women’s ability to participate in the workforce not only provides them with financial stability and freedom on an individual level, it also enables an economy to fully open the tap on creativity, entrepreneurship, productivity, and income generation. The SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy is glad to once again join with Womenpreneur Initiative to advance gender parity as a key to prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Womenpreneur CEO and founder Sana Afouaiz said: “The pandemic provoked a major setback in gender equality and threatens to walk back decades of progress. Yet we can also pivot to grasp the opportunities. As the world entered into lockdown, the transition to online work has created a growing demand for digital jobs. The Womenpreneur Digital Hub is targeted toward equipping women to future-proof their skills and give them valuable knowledge for the employment market. Our aim is to ensure that every woman and girl in MENA has access to the tools that will help her realize her full economic potential.”
Sign up for the hub at: www.womenpreneur-digital.com
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