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IBM platform to provide free digital skills to young Kenyans

Via CIO East Africa

At least 50,000 young Kenyans aged 14 to 20 will obtain digital skills through IBM's Open P-TECH platform, reports CIO East Africa.

The free platform launched in 2020 is accessible to students and and teachers globally. In Kenya, IBM will run the program in partnership with the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute.

The learners and educators will receive training in technologies such as AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity, along with professional skills, like Design Thinking.

"As the pandemic accelerates digital transformation, new ways of learning must keep pace if we are to equip all young people with skills relevant to the digital era and marketplace," - Ginni Rometty, IBM Executive Chairman.


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