Techno Brain and Africa Nazarene University (ANU): Industry-Academia Collaboration leading to Global Workforce Development.
Techno Brain and Africa Nazarene University (ANU) have partnered to equip professionals and young Kenyans with high – end ICT & leadership skills. The partnership will offer a unique capacity building platform that seeks to build the next generation of globally competitive ICT leaders who will transform Kenya through world-class services to both the private and public sectors.
The collaboration will, for the first time in the African Continent, see the deployment of a world class Center of Excellence for imparting high end ICT professional and student training in key areas of Banking, Insurance, Finance, Marketing and Human Resource specializations. This, notwithstanding access to innovation and incubation programs; general ICT awareness and literacy; skills development and internship programs; best practice sharing on process improvement and joint research initiatives. Primarily targeting the University’s faculty and students, the Center of Excellence will offer mentoring and internship opportunities supported by the latest industry practices.
Speaking at the MOU sign off, Mr. Anand Mohan Chief Operations Officer Techno Brain commended the achievements and expectations of the joint exercise which sought to develop ICT workforce skills catering to the industry and academia.
“This partnership will play a crucial role in augmenting professional skills and bettering skill set preparation of students and graduates for them to meet the challenges of the job market.” Mr. Anand Mohan
“This cornerstone of this collaboration is to empower the youth by providing experiential industrial training and employment opportunities which will go a long way in nurturing and sustaining an ICT ready workforce to meet the needs of the industry.” Mr. Aajay Alva, Director Training Strategic Alliances, Techno Brain.
Speaking at the ceremony, DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Rodney Reed expressed the University’s commitment to the partnership.
“We see great potential in this partnership especially in at a time where students require various academic accreditation to stand out in the job market. This is notwithstanding the numerous opportunities we are presenting our students and faculty to embrace technology, which is vital in today’s society.” Prof. Rodney Reed.