The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 14:45 - 15:30
The NetHope Academy; An ICT Student Outplacement Service FILLING

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Few, if any, technology training institutions in the developing world provide active job placement services for graduates to find their first job as they pursue their career as IT professionals. The NetHope Academy is a comprehensive program designed to give computer science students hands-on experience, soft skills and practical on-line training towards IT industry certification to commence a career in Information Technology. Combining soft skills development such as customer service training, interview skills, CV writing, etc. with certification training and practical experience prepares the students for job search and networking skills to achieve permanent job placement. Student participation and progress is measure through an on-line Learning Management System.
Through the rigorous recruitment and screening process, the program offers organizations in the public and private sector (including NGOs) and excellent recruiting service. Through internship placements, these organizations gain extensive experience with prospective employees prior to making hiring decisions.
The comprehensive NetHope Academy program playbook & implementation guide takes the implementer through detailed steps from student participant screening and recruitment to final job placement and follow-up. Over 1,200 student have successfully completed this proven program in Haiti, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and elsewhere since 2011.
NetHope continues to seek partnerships with suitable ICT Educational Institutions to make the NetHope Academy available as a foundation for their student outplacement service and thereby offer differentiated services to their graduating students.
This talk will describe the program is as much detail as time allows and address questions from the audience on how it can be implemented anywhere.

Here is the link to acces and download the NetHope Academy Intern Program Playbook>>

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Fredrik Winsnes

Director, Global Programs, NetHope
Fredrik Winsnes joined NetHope in 2011 and is currently responsible for the NetHope Solutions Center and the NetHope Leadership Institute . Through education and collaboration, the NetHope Solutions Center aims at assisting NetHope members and likeminded organizations to maximize... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 14:45 - 15:30 EAT
Giraffe 201