Amalitech signs MoU with TTU to build IT capacities locally
AmaliTech; an IT and digital incubation company, has signed into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Takoradi Technical University (TTU), to build capacities of students and trainees in the IT and digital space.
With the signing of the MoU, Amalitech promises to set up its very first training center in Ghana, at the TTU campus to provide first class IT and digital training for about three hundred beneficiaries, who upon completion of an intensive training and recruitment process be hired by the company to provide solutions to companies both locally and abroad.
As required for the top notch training, the company would also equip the training center with state-of-the-art technology, and as well develop an efficient and reliable recruitment channel for IT professionals.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Amalitech, Martin Hecker was delighted of the collaboration forged between the company and TTU. He said that several opportunities exist in the IT and Digital industry, one he added would require the company to harness local potential and skill development for the youth.
“This is a very strong force that we all can benefit from, and in particular the young people can benefit from it. We believe that Amalitech can serve to basically create those jobs and serve companies in Europe… because in Europe we have a lot of need for digital service but we don’t have enough young people who can do it. You, here in Ghana you have a growing population of young very intelligent and smart people who can basically help provide these kind of jobs” he explained.
Elaborating on the nature of their training module for the trainees, Mr Hecker stated that “we are bringing in expertise and skill which will basically allow people go beyond the typical kind of projects they can conduct in small teams. The customers in Europe are looking for larger and more complex projects. This require additional skills in software architecture, in digital, in project management, in teaming agile methodologies…and Amalitech is prepared to bring this kind of knowledge and methods via the training center to the people”
In the coming years, Amalitech anticipates to create thousands of jobs in the IT industry for multinational companies; the US and Europe.
Vice Chancellor for the Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun is optimistic the collaboration with Amalitech would enhance the competencies of students, trainees, and the university community at large.
“I believe that as a technical university we need to collaborate with industry so that academia-industry relationship would be strengthened. And we going to treat this a platform to train students so that they would be able to get employment and help build the country” he said.