IBM and the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) today announced the Open P-TECH for Africa program to empower Kenya’s youth with digital skills.
The company and organisation say the program will provide 50,000 Kenyan youth aged 14 to 20 years with access to digital training about emerging tools and technologies “designed to help them leapfrog to a better future.”
Open P-TECH is a free digital learning platform for students (grades 9-14), parents, and educators that supports learners in developing both soft skills and hard skills (including education on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital thinking and more) to prepare them for jobs of the future.
Currently, according to information supplied, the program has more than 224,000 registered members in 137 countries and is available in nine languages.
AFRALTI will leverage their footprint and mobilise trainers, volunteers, teachers, and students to implement the program across Kenya. The facilitator-led training will be provided both in person, when possible, and through an online platform.
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