Julius K. Satsi/Emmanuel Todd, GNA
Accra, April 27, GNA - Codetrain Ghana, an App development company is seeking more partnership to extend its training to build the capacity of more young people to become professional App developers, helping to solve societal and corporate problems.
The company, which has trained close to 300 App developers both in Accra and Kumasi, operating for the past three years, has worked for job placement of 81 per cent of its graduates.
Speaking in interview at an App Demo in Accra over the weekend, Mr Richard Brandt, the Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of the Company said the institution had trained 295 App developers with some gainfully employed in companies.
He said the company was poised at helping to unleash the hidden talents of students to improve society through solving problems and also creating jobs and wealth for a better future in Ghana.
He said the company was in search for developmental partners who would support the training of talented but needy students who find it difficult to raise funds to pursue the 12 months course.
Mr Brandt said the company aimed at transforming people into professional App developers and matches them with internships and jobs because it believed that Africa was the future of technology talents in the world.
Mr Frederick Abban, the Director of Information Technology at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) said at the event that the youth of today were not the leaders of the future but leaders of today.
He urged young people to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in the technology space and not relent on developing Apps that has the potential organisational problems because today’s company thrived on technology.
He said the Government had come up with plans to train 2,000 young people in the Information Technology space and urged Codetrain to find ways of partnering with the initiative through the YEA when the programme was fully developed.
Mr Abban commended Codetrain for their effort in training the youth of Africa to come up with mindboggling Apps that made lives easier for corporate institutions and individuals.
At the Accra App Demo, nine different Apps in various fields including were exhibited to an audience made up of students, family and friends, corporate representatives, and technology-friendly individuals.
Some of Apps demonstrated were Kuumba, which makes it easier for movie lovers to watch premiering of movies from the comfort of their homes by purchasing through the App.
Another App named “LearnBox”, a game application developed by a Codetrain student for children to learn about symbols, animals, fruits, and also take quiz as well as receive scores.
“ChoreConnect” is also an App developed to give users the ability to upload household chores and give opportunities to the public select from a chore they could undertake for them on a fee.