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The @iLabAfrica Smart Factory, through its smart academies, has been designed to train students and equip them with relevant industry skills necessary for employment in the 21st Century.

The Smart Factory aims to identifying global and specific skills necessary for students or graduates to become competitive professionals. It promotes and develops pedagogical approaches and educational strategies that encourage collaboration between academia and industry.

The smart academies will run specialized trainings in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence & Smart Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Communication Networks, DevOps, Robotics, Digital Learning, among others.

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At @iLabAfrica, we have been establishing a direct pipeline between academia and industry. By interacting with the industry we understand the evolving demands for skills required in real-world. It is for these reasons that @iLabAfrica has established the Smart Factory to help bridge the skills gap.

JOIN OUR SMART FACTORY ACADEMIES AS A SMART FELLOW

  • Are you a 3rd or 4th year student undertaking an IT or IT related degree and looking for an internship opportunity?
  • Are you a holder of, or awaiting graduation with a qualification of First Class or Upper Second Class Honors degree in an IT or IT related discipline?
  • Are you a holder of any other related qualifications from recognized universities considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class in IT discipline?
  • Do you consider yourself an exceptional student in first or second year undertaking an IT or IT related discipline?
  • Are you passionate about IT but not undertaking degrees in IT or IT related discipline?

You can join @iLabAfrica–Strathmore University as a Smart Fellow today and get industry experience

The package:
1.Opportunity for internship at @iLabAfrica Research Centre and earn real industry experience.
2. Interact with highly qualified faculty and staff.
3.Opportunities for internship with organisations involved with @iLabAfrica
4.Discounted costs for students in the Smart Factory on courses offered at @iLabAfrica
5.Knowledge & technology transfer with international organizations or companies

Prerequisites:
1.Be a 3rd or 4th year student of any university undertaking an IT related discipline.
2.Have already graduated or awaiting graduation in an IT related discipline.
3.Have already graduated and attained (or is awaiting graduation and going to attain) at least a second class upper division in an IT related discipline or any other related qualifications considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class in an IT discipline
4.Exceptions can be made for students with special skills but not undertaking degrees in a Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or IT related discipline
5.Exceptional students in first or second year undertaking degrees in a Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or IT related discipline may be considered.

Interested students to apply here >> Smart Fellow Application Form

Make sure to attach the following:

  1. Most updated resume
  2. Application letter explaining why you think you are best suited for this opportunity.

Deadline: Application is open all year round