ICT firm to deliver software training in Lilongwe
SOFTWAREBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 2, 2012, 5:54 a.m.
By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi
A Malawian-owned ICT Company, Ctech Systems, has offered to start training students at the government owned Lilongwe Technical College (LTC) on the use of specific software packages and other ICTs.
The Deputy CEO of Ctech Systems, Kondwani Chimatiro, told Biztechafrica that in Malawi, most of the software in use is alien and it requires different stakeholders to bang heads to use them with skill.
“With this factor, we thought it wise to partner with Lilongwe Technical College so that we can be provide such expertise together,” said Chimatiro.
“Our aim is to make sure that employees, students and the corporate world get advanced skills in order to bridge an employability gap within the ICT industry, which is faced with a lack of high vendor ecosystem certifications and skills,” added Chimatiro. He disclosed that besides the students, the company will also provide training in different software applications to the private sector as well the public sector.
“This will provide an opportunity to research institutions, schools, the industry and others to get fully equipped with this development.”
The training be offered on statistical packages like STATA, EPI IFO and SPSS, while accounting packages on offer include Quickbooks, Sage Pastel Accounting, and many others.
“We are still working with them to add other courses that might directly impact Malawians and also simplify how we can use most of our applications and how best we can deliver at our workplaces,” he said.Chimatiro says the involvement of the business sector has come about given the complexity of today's technology business challenges, which are compounded by whole day schedules and global competitiveness.
“Organisations are looking for more than word processing skills to achieve transmission of projects and this is the reason why Ctech Systems laid down a frame work to make sure that we strike the deal with Lilongwe technical College,” explained Chimatiro.
He said Ctech is also working on partnering with secondary schools, universities and other international education boards to deliver training, in order to bring enough skills and resources to Malawians.
“We want to have a full house department where ICT related issues in terms of training can be done,” he said.
Ctech Systems focuses on software development which also provides services like web hosting, Web Designing, Multimedia, Digital Marketing, Network Installation, consultancy and Training services.
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