By Emeka Aginam
Committed to providing qualitative training to fresh graduates and prepare them for fulfilling IT careers, the Computer Warehouse Group has graduated no fewer than 48 students from its academy.
The academy, which was established by Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), of the fastest growing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies in Africa provides qualitative training to fresh graduates and prepare them for job market.
With this, the 2013 graduating students of first session have successfully completed three months of intensive classroom work, practical training and live project attachments.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Philip Obioha, COO of CWG, disclosed that the academy started in silos, at the hardware division of CWG Group, CWL Systems; the Communications division, DCC Networks; and the software division, ExpertEdge Software, before morphing into what is now known as CWG Academy.
According to him , the graduating set is the first set from the combined academy. He said that the prerequisite of enrollment in the academy is a first degree in any discipline. As a preparing ground for preparing youths for future career in Information Technology, Mr. Obioha added that the academy boasts employability.
He said that exposure from the academy makes the graduates employable in the IT world and prepares those entrepreneurs who might start their own business in the same discipline.
“We see the academy as a corporate social responsibility to grow a talent pool for the IT industry and in effect increase the overall knowledge base, for the benefit of the society at large” he said , adding that
the academy was poised to expand the number of students it enrols and the quality of education and training offered.
Looking at the future, Obioha said the academy intends to continue the general training structure with focus on ICT fundamentals, breaking the students into 3 different discipline including communication, software and hardware fundamentals.