No Business as Usual (NBU) has partnered Hacklab Foundation in the holding of a three-day event dubbed Hackaton 2019.
This partnership between (NBU and Hacklab Foundation) and other organisations aims to address the limited supply of digitally skilled personnel in Africa.
It emerged a good number of IT “Information Technology” graduates remain unemployed because of being ill prepared for the job market.
The partnership seeks to remedy the situation by training IT students and equip them with requisite computer skills so they can secure jobs whiles pursuing their academic careers.
President for Hacklab Foundation; Mr. Foster Awintiti Akugri submitted the three day event is to help prepare the youth for future jobs.
Hackaton 2019 being the 4th edition hosted student developers from 18 tertiary institutions across the country. Participants were made to develop solutions around block chain technology to address local problems in Ghana.
Hub Manager for NBU Project; Mr. Samuel Aboagye described as laudable the Hackaton event which is an initiative of Hacklab Foundation.
The NBU Project he explained aims at simulating youth employment and inclusive socio-economic growth by providing employable and entrepreneurial skills to 500 youth in Asokore Mampong Municipality with female participation put at 65 percent.
The 4-year project embarked within the municipality has SOS Children Villages, Asokore Mampong Municipality and the European Union as stakeholders.
By Enock Akonnor