The program is a project by the Lab under the Ministry of Communications’ E-Transform Project and funded by the World Bank. This is the third of three free training programs that have been held by the Ghana Tech Lab under its Non-base programs.
About 99 young people benefitted from this program. They were given the knowledge and skills in high-demand tech fields like Mobile App Development, Graphic Design and Digital Marketing.
A curriculum was also developed according to the skills gap in the tech industry for the training. It was then structured for students in the various levels of education.
The JHS students were given the fundamentals of Graphic Design. As the curriculum directs, they were exposed to the various elements of design as well as how those elements can be applied effectively.
The Mobile App Development class was for students from the tertiary level of education. They were given lessons on how to create a web browser and introduced to IFTT and other similar topics.
For the Digital Marketing class, it was a mix of secondary level and tertiary level students. These students were given in-depth knowledge on creating powerful brands and leveraging the power of social media in the business circles.
The program was designed to provide JHS leavers, SHS and University students on vacation with the skills that are on-demand in this age, i.e. digital literacy skills.
This is a part of building Ghana’s digital skills to drive up innovation and help grow the country. Thus, the Ghana Tech Lab in collaboration with the World Bank and the Ministry of Communications aims to accelerate digital literacy and equip the youth in.