Andela Rwanda launches tech talent apprenticeship programme
Andela, the global network for remote technical talent, has launched the Andela Rwanda Apprenticeship, a 12-week programme that aims to introduce global organisations to up-and-coming Rwandese tech talent.
The apprenticeship programme offers companies the chance to build their team with graduate apprentices from the Andela Technical Leadership Programme (ATLP).
The ATLP is Andela Rwanda’s signature accelerator programme, run in partnership with the country’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation, empowering Rwandese nationals with the prerequisite software engineering skills needed to be future tech leaders.
The programme has, so far, successfully trained 380 junior engineers from across ten different African countries, with over 70% of the graduates from the ATLP currently employed. There are currently 150 additional learners in the programme.
"The apprenticeship programme offers an opportunity for global organisations to tap into the vast potential of Rwandese tech talent, and help shape the future of tech growth in Africa. By collaborating with Andela's skilled and dedicated apprentices, companies not only enhance their teams' performance, but also contribute to the development of technical talent on the continent," says Mike Ndimurukundo, MD, Andela Rwanda.
Further, the organisation says Andela’s developer apprentices have undergone intensive training in the PERN (PostgreSQL & MongoDB, Express. React, Node) software stack.
“They have also completed an immersive, experiential process of learning the soft skills required to thrive as a professional in any distributed engineering team,” says Andela in a statement.
It says it will support participating organisations throughout the three-month programme, including ‘performance management via a strong and tight feedback loop between the apprentice and an organisation’s team lead to ensure the apprentice is fully aware of all expectations and act accordingly’.
In addition, it says there will be monthly technical workshops available, as well as coaching sessions helping to upskill and enhance their apprentice's knowledge, so they prove more of an asset to teams.
Organisations wanting to participate in this programme can find more information at https://rwanda.andela.com and register directly here.