Computer literacy has evolved into an essential skill in the current digital age for a variety of tasks. However, to fully leverage the benefits of these packages, it is important to have the necessary training and skills. That is where the computer packages training comes in and that is why we offer this training package. Colleges and universities require some level of computer literacy and we want to ensure that as our high school graduates transition to higher learning institutions, they are well-equipped.
The training is being conducted by Belmont International College in the NRCF computer lab housed in the Elimu Hub. It started this month and is scheduled to take place for 3 months where the training begins at 8 am and ends in the afternoon. Some packages offered are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, publisher, internet, and email. Once the training is done, the students will sit for 2 exams, one prepared by Belmont International College and the other from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
We also look forward to partnering with DirectEd and signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Directed is a UK-based charitable organization on a mission to deliver coding programs and scholarships to under-resourced high-potential students between high school and university in Africa. By signing this partnership, the students will additionally have a 1-week introductory coding course including a remote Python course.
As the students learn these skills, they will also get time to conduct their career research as they look forward to settling for their desired courses. We are confident that they will benefit from these programs and apply the skills they gain in their courses.