Science and Tech Commissioner, Prof. Nse Essien Commends first Batch trainees of Project Create ICT training Powered by Start Innovation Hub.
…As Commissioner re-affirms Government supports towards growing the Tech Ecosystem in Akwa Ibom State.
Akwa Ibom’s foremost tech company, Start Innovation Hub today, 20th December, 2018, organised a ‘Job Fair’ to mark the closing ceremony of its three months free ICT training and placement programme tagged ‘PROJECT CREATE’.
The free ICT training and placement programme which was supported by PINDFoundation and NDYED Project, lasted for a period of three months between September – December.
The ‘Job Fair’ session which played host to tech companies within and outside the shores of Akwa Ibom was geared at bringing together representatives of tech companies to come witness the success stories of the Project Create trainees.
While giving the keynote address, the commissioner for Science and Tech, Mr. Nse Essien commended the trainees for taking advantage of the Project Create training programme in the last three months, and most especially going through the process of learning the courses in their respective tracks.
‘’I want to thank Start Innovation Hub for taking up the challenge of training Akwa Ibom youths in ICT skIlls, which to me is the fastest way of getting jobs in this era’’, Nse Essien stated.
‘’The Akwa Ibom State Government under the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel has concluded plans to kick-start the building project of Ibom Science Park, projected to have an exclusive centre for the tech innovators in Akwa Ibom State’’. Nse Essien revealed.
The commissioner, moved by the innovative ideas by the Project Create trainees promised that soon as the Science Park project by Akwa Ibom State Government is completed, the trainees would be inducted into the park.
‘’We are going to adopt the first batch of Project Create trainees into Ibom Science Park once the park is on its completion phase.’’ he added.
Also in attendance were companies that partnered with Start Innovation Hub during the training and are ready to adopt the trainees as interns in their firms; Codekago limited, Hypestation Nigeria, Aiiburtel Nigeria, The Roothub, Digital Suites, Kanara TV, Xpress Technologies, Afrime Nig, 36zerong, Wallboard Computers, Propeller Newspaper, Inyanga Studio, Elite Phenomenon, Abed-Chibir Brothers, Motion Grade & Graphics, Transcorp Hotel Calabar, Comfort FM, Planet FM, Elroy Technologies, Digital Dreams Enugu, LEWISKY Computer and IMFI.
The trainees made up of Akwa Ibom indigenes and other Niger Delta sons and daughters, formed the different tracks in the programme which includes; Android Development, Web Development, Hardware Development, Digital Media Marketing, Video Editing & Motion Graphics, Graphics Design, Blogging, and IOT, took turns to pitch their final projects during the fair.
High point of the event were presentation of swags to outstanding members of the Project Create Students, issuance of internship placement letters and vote of thanks speech delivered by Hanson Johnson, CEO of Start Innovation Hub and Country mentor, Google Developers Group.
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