July 31, 2013, 7:15 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Techno Brain partners with SAP Africa to address Africa skill shortage
Techno Brain, Africa's leading ICT Solutions, IT Training & Education and BPO / IT Enabled Services is proud to announce that it has signed partnership with SAP Africa as Education Delivery Partner. This official announcement was done at SAP Africa's first-ever Partner Summit, held in Cape Town.
With the new strategic initiative called Africa 1st, Techno Brain has planned to introduce a combination of SAP Education student training kits, SAP e-Learning programmes, as well as a hybrid classroom instructor-based teaching model across the continent over the next two years.
Main objective of this partnership is to build Africa's own workforce, enable business competitiveness and participation in the African economy, and – in alignment with SAP Africa's objectives – create a centre of excellence.
“Our partnership with SAP to drive skills development is of strategic value,” said Manoj Shanker, CEO, Techno Brain Group. “Our goals for this project are ambitious. As we grow as an organisation, the need for Africa's skills development grows too. Our mission is clearly aligned with SAP Africa's goals to create IT skills and employment for the future in Africa.”
Techno Brain's Centre of Excellence plan will take place in three phases. Phase one will kick off in the third quarter of this year in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Kampala. The second phase will be introduced in the fourth quarter, with Lilongwe, Kigali and Addis Ababa. Lastly, phase three will commence next year in Lusaka, Lagos and Abuja. Techno Brain's reach and scope into Africa strengthens SAP's extensive partner skills building network on the continent.
“Our partners in Africa play a critical role in helping us create a rich talent pool in Africa for the entire SAP ecosystem,” said Pfungwa Serima, CEO, SAP Africa. “We see huge business opportunities for our partners in Africa and recognise that their support is the key to our on-going success.”
This partnership comes on the heels of the launch of the SAP Skills for Africa programme that was officially announced in May by SAP's global co-CEO, Jim Snabe. The programme, a multimillion-euro investment, is the African chapter of the SAP Workforce of the Future campaign that is aimed at tackling various complex skills challenges in EMEA.
About Techno Brain
Techno Brain, an ISO 9001:2008 certified and a CMMI Level 3 company, established in 1997 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is a leading software development company with operations in Africa, Asia, USA, UAE and UK. Techno Brain is committed to deliver high quality, cost effective, off-the-shelf IT Solutions, IT Training, and BPO/ITES Services to Governments, NGOs, and Private Organizations across the globe. Techno Brain offers IT Solutions and Products in Identity Management, Enterprise Business, IT Consulting, IT Infrastructure, Managed Services and BI / DWH Practice Areas. Techno Brain's major IT Products are InspireHRM, a Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) Human Resources & Payroll Management System; MEsure, Project Monitoring & Evaluation System, a CfMD product; SecuRegister, a Multi-modal Biometric System; AIRevenue, an Airport Revenue Management System; IFMS, an Integrated Financial Management System, SecuRelief, Disaster Relief Management System; mIVR, an Interactive Voice Response based Maternal Healthcare System; SecurBanking, a Biometric Authentication System for Core Banking and mSecured, Child Helpline Case Management System. Techno Brain's BPO/ITES Division offers Voice, Data, Knowledge Process Management and IT Enabled Services tailored to the global outsourcing industry. Techno Brain's Training Division has over a decade's experience in imparting quality IT Training in Africa on various Career Courses, Certification Programs, Corporate Training, University Programs, Testing Services and Content Management. Partnered with New Horizons, world's Largest IT Training Company, Techno Brain helps in developing skilled IT manpower in Africa.
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