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Authority launches ICT youth training programme

Robin Obino

The ICT Authority has embarked on the third phase of recruiting 400 youth for training under the presidential digital programme. The programme is part of the government’s commitment to leverage on Information Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance citizen service delivery. The application process will run for 14 days having started on Tuesday, October 17.

ICTA chief executive Robert Mugo, through the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP), said the government is creating a mechanism for effective skills transfer and training. He added that the first cohort of 2014/15 had 100 trainees, who graduated in March 2016, while the second group of 400 is already undergoing training.

The PDTP provides internship to ICT and engineering graduates, who undergo mentorship in private and public institutions for one year. It aims at building ICT technical capacity in government for effective service delivery.

One of the major projects that have benefitted from the programme include the generation of Ministry of Education’s digital Form One admission letters. Director of Partnerships, Innovations and Capacity, Eunice Kariuki, has urged young IT graduates to apply online for the programme.

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