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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

... As TTC Mobile graduates 32

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training entity, Transfer Technology Company (TTC) Mobile Limited, has announced the graduation of 32 trainees.

Deputy General Manager, Business Development at TTC, Mr. Chrysantus Okon, while disclosing this at the weekend, said that the firm offers hope in the sustenance of knowledge economy, which is ICT driven.

According to him, the graduates have since commenced hands-on practical at various ICT firms in the country.

He said the firm has recognised the fact that the ensuing digital revolution, skilled manpower in ICT remains a source of worry for stakeholders.

“Demand for certified trainees far exceeds supply hence investors and subscribers hardly benefit from the huge financial investments in ICT infrastructures,” he declared, adding that these trends retard economic growth and dissuades potential investors at both micro and macro levels.

Mr. Okon attributed these as contributing to low Internet penetration in the country, hence productivity remains abysmally low.

Commenting, the Managing Director, TTC Mobile, Mr. Akin Aregbesola, said that they feel fulfilled with the number of graduates being trained within the firm’s stable.

Although, he noted that the ICT infrastructure in the country is still at unacceptable stage, this should not deter the grooming of Nigerians to not only take charge of the growing trend but be ready for the future.

He said that the demand for trainers from TTC is high, “so we’re equal to the task and our trainers are well tutored.”

The modules, he said, consist of both theory and practical, even as he enjoined Nigerians especially unemployed graduates to wake up from their slumber and get trained in the sector.

“The jobs are there but no much people qualified to occupy these positions,” he declared, adding that Nigerians should take a queue and get trained so as to get better opportunities.

“Our training increases employability,” he asserted, stressing that it is focused in a way that even if one don’t get a job, trainers on completion of their course could be self-employed by setting up something for themselves.

Mr. Aregbesola revealed that TTC Mobile has advanced plans to commence a one-mount scholarship programme in a nationwide campaign due to commence in June.

Screening examination, he said, would take place in the Lagos zone this month while those at Port Harcourt and Abuja would come in June and July.

TTC said it has professionally trained and certified over 2500 trainees on its regular in-house course, while its graduates are employed by key telcos such as Huawei, Globacom, MTN, Celtel, Alcatel, Ericsson, Reltel, are proofs well worth the reference. Banking institutions including Zenith Bank Plc, UBA, Fidelity Bank Plc, and Access Bank equally employed some of TTC’s certified trainees to name a few.

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