Aptech Limited, one of the global leaders in the field of technology development and training, has formally opened its franchise model training centre in Kigali.
The Indian based institution that started its education and training business in 1986, has globally trained over 6.5 million students.
The event to inaugurate the India Information Technologies Rwanda branch-Aptech was held on Thursday evening and attracted students, academicians, government officials and members of the business community.
“We are happy that Aptech has opened its training centre in Rwanda. This will give an opportunity to Rwandan students to pursue their career in ICT training at home without travelling abroad where Aptech has its branches,” said Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, the Rector of Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
She stated that Rwanda needs more skilled people in information technology and that Aptech has opened the branch at the right time.
“Despite the fact that we offer a wide range of technology skills at KIST, we can’t satisfy the market demand. Be our partner in enhancing ICT skills,” Mujawamariya told Aptech officials.
The centre has, so far enrolled about 180 students in its initial class of 2012, but more students are currently registering before the classes begin on November 1, 2012.
Aptech has a presence in more than 40 emerging countries.
As a leader in career education, it has over 1,305 centres of learning across the world.
The centre offers career and professional training in the areas of Aptech hardware and networking skills, english learning, web design, and database management, among others.
“We have introduced a unique training methodology for ICT training and Aptech has demonstrated a consistent and sustainable performance in the education sector,” said Jagan P.K, the Managing Director of Indian Information Technologies Rwanda-Aptech.
He noted that the centre will embark on providing outstanding skills in ICT education to local and foreign students.
“We are aiming at producing more job creators than job seekers and introduce more competent technological skills in the market,” Jagan stated.
Students will undergo a three-year course in various disciplines to earn a degree.
By Frank Kanyesigye, The New Times