Technology

100 young Kenyans to get robotics skills from German firm

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Summary

  • The firm has partnered with Kenyan African Elite Group-Tech to offer the training that targets young graduates and prioritises female developers.
  • RPA is basically collection of tools allowing individuals and companies to easily automate routine tasks, such as processing invoices or approving expenses.
  • It is seen as one of the transformational technologies alongside the internet and the smartphone that have revolutionized how things are done.

German robotic solutions firm Servicetrace is set to train some 100 young developers on robotic process automation (RPA) skills in a bid to close the digital skills gap and create employment.

The firm has partnered with Kenyan African Elite Group-Tech to offer the training that targets young graduates and prioritises female developers.

RPA is basically collection of tools allowing individuals and companies to easily automate routine tasks, such as processing invoices or approving expenses.

It is seen as one of the transformational technologies alongside the internet and the smartphone that have revolutionized how things are done.

“We are committed to helping young technology graduates in Africa find opportunities through skills development that lead to good paying jobs in the global market,” said Markus Duus, Servicetrace GmbH founder and chief executive.

Global research company Gartner cites RPA as the fastest growing segment in the enterprise software segment.

Mr Duus said this makes RPA an area with the growing need of expertise across the world.

The e-learning programme seeks to develop RPA skills while solving the issues of gender disparity in technology and innovation.

African Elite Group will provide support to trainees whose digital business ideas will be supported by a mentorship programme in collaboration with its regional network of digital technology partners.

The boutique PR agency will hunt for talented candidates who can benefit from the programme and the training will be conducted in r cohorts.

“The commitment by Servicetrace to Africa will allow to skill up ICT technology graduates and mobilize them faster for growing demand in Africa,” said Elite Group founder and chief executive Lucia Musau.

She added the plan under the training services agreement is also to close the gender gap in technology where females remain underrepresented.

The young graduates will be equipped with technical and soft skills to prepare them for the demands of the global market and help them to find jobs.