On Monday the 3rd of July, Muzinda Hub officially welcomed 232 new participants on its Digital Skills Training Program, as part of its Orientation Day. This is the second and final cohort of 2017, for a program designed to up-skill Zimbabweans looking to learn how to code.
The Orientation Day was designed around the upcoming participants, helping them with answers to the questions that they might have around coding and the program, as well as providing them with information about the journey they were about to embark on. This day also presented an opportunity for our participants to ask questions on what programming languages they could specialize in for the duration of the program, guided by inputs from the Muzinda Hub team members and assigned volunteer mentors.
Our new participants learnt a lot about the online training platform partners we use (Treehouse and Ubuntu) to deliver the e-learning component of the training. It was encouraging to note the increase in the number of women signing up to Muzinda Hub’s Digital Skills Training Program, as one of our aims is to even out the gender imbalance with the Zimbabwean tech space.
Over the next 5 months of their journey, participants on the program will begin to learn a whole new (coding) language and will also be building a strong network of peers amongst their like-minded peers on the program. At Muzinda Hub, we believe in collaboration and networking so we encourage our new participants to form groups based on their interests and the programming languages they will be working on, to facilitate peer collaboration from the get go.
If you are reading this and would like to learn how to code, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter and look out for registration for Intake 1 of 2018 from October 2017.
It’s never too late to invest in yourself and acquire the world’s most in-demand skill – “coding”.