Benjamin Rukwengye, founder and CEO of Boundless Minds - the company that trains Senior Six leaders and university students in regards to business leadership, social justice, and entrepreneurship - is well aware of the frustrations that come with finding employment when applicants frequently can't tell what employers want. But now, with the growth of digital platforms, the population is ready to embrace technology to better utilize their skills.
Currently, a basic search for jobs will bring up many options - and one of which is ‘Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy’ by African Development Bank Group. The aspirations of the group is to foster 25 million jobs for African youth over the course of the next ten years, as well as aid 50 million more with a blend of hard and soft skills to improve their employability and create better entrepreneurial success.
“We seek to bridge the gap between the traditional educational system and what the industry requires so as to create individuals that are ‘ready to work’ through intensive boot camps,” says the director of Outbox, the innovation hub for tech entrepreneurs, Richard Zulu.
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