Monday, 14 September 2015

Briefly: Safaricom Joins The Fight To Combat Skills Gap Among University Students

Safaricom, the Kenyan telecommunications company, in partnership with United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa) has launched a one-year mentorship program  that will grant university students the opportunity to be paired with personalities from Safaricom.
The program is currently the first of its kind for the telecoms. company as it tries to bridge the skills gap between what students learn in school and skills demanded in the workplace.

For the startup phase, 20 mentors will be drawn from several teams within the organization including Safaricom’s Women in Leadership, Safaricom Women in Technology and Safaricom Rising Stars. The interactions between mentor and protege will occur face to face, every month and is designed in such a way that the impact will be measurable.

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