Praia, 18 May (Inforpress) – Fifty-six young graduates will participate in the 13th edition of the NOSiAkademia, a professional internship program created to accelerate skills and help the country in the digital transition process.
The launch of this edition took place today in Praia, and has the PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), and Visionware as international partners, Who, during the occasion, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Operational Center of the Information Society (NOSi).
According to the NOSi’s CEO, Carlos Pina, in press statement, that the purpose of this program is to improve skills, “which is distinctive for the country”, as part of the Government’s strategy for digital transition.
“All NOSi already provides to the country is digital information, but we need to provide services and with Akademia, as a skills center, allows us to improve the services we already provide,” he explained.
Hence, Carlos Pina reaffirms that this bet is on skills, in the battle against unemployment of young graduates, as part of the Government’s program of professional internship for innovation and technology.
Regarding the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Visonware, a company specialized in information security, Carlos Pina explained that it is aimed to establishing a competence center in Cabo Verde.
“Through NOSi Akademia we will provide qualified young people to upskill and integrate into Visionware, whose aim is to provide security services from Cabo Verde,” he claims.
The NOSi Akademia professional internship program, since its implementation in 2018, has already received over 2000 applications, benefited 311 young people, and has an employability rate above 75 percent (%).
In the first weeks, these young people will attend an intensive training session on range technological tools, and then be allocated to the different areas and projects.
Besides the internship, the program has several other initiatives. With JumpStart – NOSi Akademia supports free research and development projects of national companies.