Call for Mentors in Life Skills and Technical Skills
WHO AND WHAT IS EDACY?
Each year, about 1 million African graduates enter the job market without the prospect of viable employment. Yet, millions of IT and engineering jobs remain unfilled. At EDACY, we are bridging the job-skills gap created by an insufficient education system. We challenge the status-quo by combining Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) with the Swiss dual-education model to accelerate skills in engineering and information technology. A unique program where top universities and employers work together to produce skilled, employable innovative talents that are automatically absorbed into the workplace or supported to launch their venture.
We are looking for driven local (Senegal) and international mentors willing to impact Africa by sharing Technical/Vocational Skills with our 20 Edacian Talents starting their 6-months immersion in enterprise by the end of April 2017. These 20 talents, high potential yet-to-be-employed graduates aged 22 to 28, are currently identified through a highly selective process (Moocs, Makers Day — code day, proctored exam, 3-day-bootcamp, technical acceleration) are the ones with high potential to be Innovators and Game-Changers for the African market.
During their 6 months immersion in top companies (sharing our values and having international standards), our Edacians will have academic tutoring, MOOCs, 25 technical training-sessions and hands-on reinforcement working on a project in an enterprise and their own personal project. They will also be supported by a range of mentors willing to empower their potential and strengthen their skills.
At EDACY, we believe in creating a world-class learning community where experts from different places and backgrounds share their knowledge.
We are searching for MENTORS, to help our talents grow in:
1) SOFT SKILLS: Communication skills, Leadership, Collaboration, Presentation, Selling, Personal Finance Management.
2) TECHNICAL SKILLS: Java, AngularJS, React, NodeJS, SQL, NoSQL, Android, (Front-end, Backend), Programming, UX design, UI Design, Mobile Development.
ONLINE — 3–5 hours per week during 6-months (May — Oct. 2017) OR
PHYSICAL (Senegal) — min. 2 hours max 4. hours a week during weekends (May — Oct. 2017) OR
SINGLE Events (like Bootcamp): 3 days to 1 week — max. 9 hours a day
WHO? Young Talents following EDACY FAST-Program (www.edacy.com)
WHEN? starting from beginning of May for 6 months
WHY? to train the new game-changers of Africa and share knowledge
Are you ready and motivated to share you knowledge? Give back socially? And be part of a bigger community of experts, highly-motivated young people and companies? Get in touch now, or apply directly here!
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