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Ready to Work Graduates First Cohort

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Tue, 2017-09-12 17:23

School of Mathematics student (right) and a graduate of the first cohort of Ready to Work, an online training enhancing students skills on entrepreneurship, money, people and work skills receives Certificate of Participation from Prof. Bernard Aduda, Principal College of Biological and Physical Science, as Ms. Antoninah Moturi, from Barclays looks on. 

The first cohort of 150 students who have undergone Ready to Work skills, an online course training students on work, people, money and entrepreneurial skills have graduated today in a ceremony held at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences on September 12, 2017.

Ready to Work Skills is a partnership project with Barclays Bank and University of Nairobi’s Computing for Development Lab (C4DLab) that aims to prepare students and graduates for skills required at work.

The program developed by Barclays team and implemented by C4DLab sets to address the skills gap prior to employment experience. Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Ms Antoninah Moturi, Barclay Bank representative said that Ready to Work aims to make young people prosper in the skills learned.

“The world has become competitive and you have to create a niche for yourself by gaining people, entrepreneurial, money and work skills, “emphasized the Principal of the College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. Bernard Aduda.

The Principal advised the graduates to actualize what they have learnt so as to seize any self-employment opportunity whenever it presents itself.

Graduates were challenged to seek innovation to solve societal problems especially with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals. Director of C4DLab, Dr. Tonny Omwansa also acknowledged the importance and value of using electronic means as the current method of offering services, a move which is valued at the University. Dr. Omwansa emphasized students’ need to take part in knowledge of other skills and to be techpreneurial.

Other than University of Nairobi students, students and graduates from local universities including KCA University, Multimedia University of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Maseno University also participated in the four-module online course and graduated. 

Apply for the free online Ready to Work course here

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2019-09-12 17:23

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