Support aspiring software developers for economic growth – Richard Brandt

Digital and mobile development skills have grown rapidly in importance over the past several years due to the proliferation of smartphones and the use of mobile and web apps...

Digital and mobile development skills have grown rapidly in importance over the past several years due to the proliferation of smartphones and the use of mobile and web apps to solve problems. This exponential growth has led to an intense competition for skilled Web, Android and iOS developers globally and Ghana is no exception.

This is why Ghanaian software company Sleekjob Academy engaged students of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (Sunyani) in a bootcamp on harnessing their skills in preparation for the software industry.

Held over two days (March 8th and 9th), students were taken through sessions regarding how they can access employment and funding opportunities in the software industry, as well as ways in which they can sharpen their skills in mobile and web app development with Sleek job’s practical skills training which focusses on real life projects.

Over 150 students participated in the event which will be replicated in various universities across the country.

“We are impressed with the level of talent of the students, and are excited to work with them. We are optimistic that the programme is going to churn out world-class app developers who are going to contribute to Ghana’s economy by building innovative software solutions to help local businesses grow”, Richard Brandt, CEO of Sleekjob submits to ENEWSGH in an interview.

“We need to start offering support and nurturing to aspiring software developers in our schools to harness their talent”, opines Mr Brandt.

Here are images of the UENR bootcamp:

About Sleekjob
Sleekjob Academy is a software talent accelerator that trains world class Ghanaian software developers and matches them with employment opportunities. Aspiring software developers can apply to the programme  on their website.

 

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