400 youth begin one year training to sharpen digital skills

400 youth have commenced a 12-month training that will see them equipped with digital skills that will link them to job opportunities available in the digital age.

The cohort VI team under the Presidential DigiTalent Programme (PDTP) will trained on skills such as Information Security, application development network systems analysis and project management under the stewardship of ICT Authority.

Speaking during the pre-deployment verification exercise of the group, ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru challenged them to explore their talents in various fields in order to maximize opportunities available during the duration.

“The Government is committed and the President is determined to make sure we transform the country and especially the youth,” said CS Mucheru.

Mucheru noted that there a huge untapped talent among the youth which if well harnessed can create an economic boom in the country.

PHOTO | Jackson Mnyamwezi

A recent report indicate that there are 2 million Kenyans working online earning an average of Kshs.25,000 monthly.

ICTA Ag. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paul Ronoh said the training the group will gain will be critical in changing Kenya’s ICT landscape.

“As we invest in you, demonstrate that you are the right product so that we change the landscape of this country in terms of productivity in digital skills and other government initiatives,” said Dr Ronoh.


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