KAMPALA —The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) in partnership with International Organisation of Employers (IOE), Synapse Center and Microsoft has announced that applications for the Tech@Work Program are now open in Uganda.
Tech@Work is an initiative aimed at supporting 5000 Ugandan youth acquire in-demand digital skills and entrepreneurial expertise to boost career development.
The eligible applicants must be between 16 to 35 years old, should have completed primary school and must possess a strong desire to become an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.
The program will be a nine-day online training course.
Participants will learn the essentials of digital connectivity, introductory courses on widely used collaborative presentation and data management software.
Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
Apply for the Tech@Work Program through this link https://synapsecenter.org/tawen/
Mr. Douglas Opio, the FUE Executive Director is confident that the digital skills training will increase job creation and youth employability which are significant aspects for economic growth.
He believes leveraging technology and digitalization are key components to enhance employer competitiveness and business growth in the new world of work.
Mr. Amadou Sako, the IOE Advisor for Africa revealed that this groundbreaking initiative will shape the future of Uganda’s youth as a critical part of the digital transformation sweeping across Africa.
The Tech@Work Program is a step in the right direction to create over 20 million jobs every year until 2030 to curb the current rates of unemployment. He added
As a key stakeholder in labour and employment matters, FUE remains committed to advocating for skills development, job creation and entrepreneurship.
The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) is the premier voice of Employers on social and economic issues in Uganda.
It is recognized both locally and internationally as the sole employers’ body in Uganda and exists to enhance Employers’ competitiveness through policy advocacy, provision of business support services, fostering sustainable employment relations and job creation.
For over 60 years, FUE has supported startups, small and medium enterprises and large organisations to thrive. FUE derives its mandate from the International Labour Organisation. FUE derives its mandate from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) tripartite declaration and works with the Government and Trade Unions to advance decent work for economic growth.