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GE and the Africa Leadership University announces a $500,000 funding boost digital skills among African youth


General Electric alongside the Africa Leadership University announced a kick-off of their 3rd cohort on the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP) which has equipped young Africans with skills enabling them to participate in the 4th industrial revolution.

The 2020 cohort allowed 35 students from 8 countries to enroll across Africa from the gas, oil, power, transportation, telecoms, manufacturing, healthcare, and aviation industries. In the past two years, 64 students have graduated from the training program of which 50 were sponsored by GE from a scholarship fund worth 500,000. 10 lucky students will benefit from GE scholarships.

The 2020 cohort was launched in 2018, to empower participants with essential skills for building apps in the industrial internet, enabling machine-to-machine communication in systems that collect, analyze, and deliver data in real-time.

Benefits of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme

  • Enhance logistics management
  • maintenance
  • Safety optimization
  • enhanced quality

AIIP uses a project-based approach where the participants use their learning in a real-world context. The programme captures regular modules in final projects where the participants apply learning to solve existing problems in business and other partner organizations.


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