By 2020 there’ll be half a billion internet users in Africa, presenting an opportunity for African businesses and digital entrepreneurs. Youth unemployment across Africa is high – developing digital entrepreneurship and creating new job opportunities for young people is critical to Africa’s transformative growth. But digital skills are still under-developed, making it harder for African economies to get the most out of the web.
To help close this knowledge gap, Google is today pledging to train 1 million young people in Africa in digital skills in the next year, as part of our contribution to growing Africa’s digital economy. This information was made public by Google on their official blog for Africa.
To be a part of this digital skill enhancement, on 5th September 2016 eighty (80) BlueCrest College Ghana students were trained by Mr. Simon W. Alangde from Wineloya, a training partner of Google in Ghana for Digital Skills project. As part of the train the trainer programme, Wineloya first trained eight (8) selected trainers, including the Rector, Registrar and Associate Dean (Academics), from BlueCrest College on Digital Skills. These trainers will subsequently train other students on Google Digital Skills at BlueCrest College Ghana.
Wineloya, a digital advertising company based in Ghana, with a focus on providing excellent training in digital, has been selected as one of the training partners for the recently announced Digital Education training program by Google.
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