Digital Skills Training for 4,335 enters its Second Week
Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has commenced digital skills training for 4,335 citizens, in Basic ICT Skills and Entrepreneurship, as part of the Digital Transformation Centres Project (DTC).
The two-week training, which began on 11th April and ends on 28th April 2023, is being carried out in 155 GIFEC Community ICT Centres (CICs) across the country.
The training forms part of the DTC Programme, whose objective is to expand the digital capabilities and benefits of ICTs to the marginalised population, particularly in the unserved and underserved communities in Ghana.
Implemented in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and Cisco, the programme is in its final year of execution and is targeted at training 14,000 citizens, including Women Entrepreneurs, School Dropouts, School leavers, Head Porters, Teachers, Students, Youth and Persons with Disability in courses such as Get Connected, Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Cyber Security and Introduction to Internet of Things (IOT).
Since inception in 2020, about 10,000 citizens and 22 Master Trainers have been trained in Cisco-certified Basic and Intermediate ICT Courses. 586 students have also been trained in 23 Coding Clubs across the country, as part of the programme.