The ICT firm will leverage partnership to address skills shortage and build world class SAP skilled workforce in Africa.
Techno Brain, Africa's leading IT Solutions, Education and Training services provider today announced that it has become an official SAP Africa Education delivery partner. The announcement was made during a plaque exchange ceremony between SAP Africa and Techno Brain at the latter's corporate office in Nairobi, Kenya.
"Our partnership with SAP to drive skills development is of strategic value. Our goals for this project are ambitious. As we grow as an organisation, the need for work-ready people grows too. Our mission is clearly aligned with SAP Africa's goals to create IT skills and employment for the future in Africa," said Manoj Shanker, Group CEO of Techno Brain.
Techno Brain's training division currently trains more than 10,000 people a year in nine centres across Africa. As an official SAP Africa Education delivery partner, Techno Brain plans to introduce a combination of SAP Education student training kits, SAP e-learning programs, as well as a hybrid classroom instructor-based teaching model across the continent over the next two years.
There are three objectives to putting education and skills at the centres of Techno Brain's expansion plan: to build their own workforce, enable business competitiveness and participation in the African economy and - in alignment with SAP Africa's objectives - create centres of excellence. Techno Brain's reach and scope into Africa strengthens SAP's extensive partner skills building network on the continent.
"Our partners in East Africa play a critical role in helping us to create a rich talent pool in Africa for the entire SAP ecosystem. We see huge business opportunities for our partners in East Africa and recognize that their support is key to our ongoing success," said Andrew Waititu MD, SAP East Africa.