South and central Africa telecommunications company, Liquid Telecom, introduces 21CSkills online learning platform. To help technology workers in Africa develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21 st century.
21CSkills, 21st Century Skills for Africa, will offer training skills and development programmes for African students, techies and entrepreneurs. Tracks of study in over 200 courses include Data Science, Blockchain, Game Development, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). “You will earn industry recognized certifications that will open new doors“, Liquid telecom says about learning on the platform.
Head of Digital Education at Liquid telecom, Helinna Ayalew shares the platform is for everyone who wants to learn more. She encourages anyone with a university degree, just curious or an industry professional who wants to gain industry certification to give it ago.
Helinna says they paired with data science competition DataHack4fi to scale data enthusiasts into data scientists in Nairobi.
There’s a proliferation of smart connected devices across the continent. So it just makes sense to be able to reach people with the required set of skills through an online platform like 21st Century Skills for Africa . – Mark Ihimoyan, Director of Business Development Microsoft Middle East Africa.
21CSkills at Nairobi Garage meetup
Liquid telecom is partnering with Microsoft and education platform, Open edX to power the learning platform.