Intensive Career Preparation Program

Introduction

Maxim Nyansa offers a one month intensive training program for young IT graduates to prepare them for the job market. The training is highly practical and is given by experienced IT professionals. Every year Maxim Nyansa selects 20 high potential trainees to follow this program. The trainees generally have just graduated from an African university with a Bachelor in Computers Science or Software Engineering or a Bachelor of Education with a specialization in computer science.

During the program, trainees will have the opportunity to obtain internationally accepted IT certificates. While African universities generally have a good theoretical curriculum, there is often not much opportunity to practice IT skills. Hence, at Maxim Nyansa, a large part of our program will consist of practical assignments.

In this program, trainees learn various key skills for the 21st century job market in information technology, such as:

1. Time management
2. Project management (including international certification exam)
3. Scrum (including international certification exam)
4. Presentation skills
4. Communication and teamwork (also cross culturally)
5. Setting up of an IT lab and software development environment

More important, participants will make a purposeful plan and learning program for their future.

1. Understanding of their own talents and calling in life
2. Introduction of the type of specializations in IT and their best fit
3. Personal development plan
4. Career coaching

After the program, trainees are equipped for their first job, internship or National Service, and they are advised to enroll for one of the Maxim Nyansa specialization programs.

Tution fee

GHC 1000 for the 30 days intensive training program in July 2018:

1. includes full board at the Maxim Nyansa Training center
2. An international certification examination

Students from a less privileged background can apply for a full scholarship from the Maxim Nyansa Foundation.

Admissions

Applicants who want to take part of our summer program in 2018 are invited to submit their candidacy now!.

The following criteria will be strictly applied for selection:

1. Graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Science, Software development, Information technology (BSc) or Bachelor in Education and Computer Science (BEd)
2. As an alternative, we also take in candidates with a different degree but a significant knowledge of IT and particularly high academic grades
3. Have knowledge about algorithms and data structures
4. Have basic knowledge in IT Infrastructure
5. Good academic performance (A)
6. Highly motivated to learn how to work in a competitive international professional environment
7. Capable and open to learning cross cultural communication
8. Availability and willingness to live on campus for 1 month in the summer

Maxim Nyansa favors gender equality and the career opportunity for young women in IT. Women are explicitly invited to apply. Our campus will provide for a safe and respectful learning environment for both women and men.

Those who desire to take part with the support of a Maxim Nyansa scholarship, should provide information about their social background proving that they are unable to financially carry the costs of the program.

Trainees will be asked to bring a health insurance card and their own laptop.


Application Procedure

Click here to apply directly for 2018 summer programme.

1. A motivational letter.
2. A CV including a description of relevant work experience.
3. Transcript of subjects and grades of University study; if already available at date: Bachelor degree diploma.
4. Two references. (name, email address, telephone number and relation to candidate)
5. A link to a recent work you have done if any.
6. Certificate.

Our selection procedure will include a personal interview with the directors of Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions and a 2 hour practical assignment.