In Africa, there is a growing demand for skilled professionals in the digital field. By 2030, there will be 230 million jobs requiring digital skills, but currently, only 690,000 professionals are identified in this sector according to a credible study. Over 70% of African companies report not being able to find the local skills they need to grow.
At ESANTIC Lab, we are committed to addressing this pressing issue by introducing the CCDES (Digital Skills Personal Account for Employment and Internships) program. This innovative initiative aims to empower job seekers, new employees, and career changers with the essential digital skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced digital landscape.
The CCDES Program:
The CCDES program provides every participant with a personalized AI-powered training account, as well as guaranteed virtual internship opportunities with our esteemed international partner companies. These internships last for 3 months, with 10 hours per week dedicated to hands-on learning, and can be renewed indefinitely. Our solution combines online theoretical training with practical experience, allowing participants to learn digital skills quickly while working on actual projects. They have the unique opportunity to switch between several international companies, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds. And the best part? All of this can be done virtually, remotely.
ESANTIC Lab’s Impact:
Since its inception, ESANTIC Lab has made significant strides in empowering individuals and bridging the digital skills gap. With 7 dedicated employees, we have achieved a revenue of $6,000 and have registered 6,000 job seekers, with 340 having completed at least one internship through our program. We have established partnerships with 14 host companies across 6 different countries, including the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, France, and India.
Our Future Goals:
Looking ahead, our goal by 2026 is to reach 10,000 interns, whether employed or active freelancers, in 200 host companies, with an estimated revenue of one million dollars. However, to accelerate our growth and make a more significant impact, we need support from various stakeholders.
Calling for Collaboration:
We invite companies across various industries to join us in providing internship opportunities to our talented CCDES program participants. By offering internships within your organizations, you not only contribute to their personal and professional growth but also gain access to a pool of highly motivated and skilled individuals ready to make a positive impact in the digital space.
Furthermore, we strongly encourage governmental institutions and NGOs to sponsor more job-seeking students by crediting their CCDES accounts. By investing in the development of digital skills, these organizations can play a crucial role in empowering individuals and fostering economic growth.
Join us in shaping a future where digital skills are accessible to all and where every individual has the opportunity to thrive in the digital economy. Together, we can bridge the skills gap, empower job seekers, and build a brighter future for Africa. Get involved with ESANTIC Lab and the CCDES program today, and let’s make a lasting impact in the digital transformation journey. Together, we can unlock the full potential of Africa’s digital workforce.