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MTN Launches Data Analytics Training Program:Bridges the Skills Gap

MTN Data Analytics Skill Gap

MTN Launches Data Analytics Training Program:Bridges the Skills Gap. Data analytics is significant since it aids in the performance optimization of enterprises. By finding more cost-effective ways to do business and retaining a lot of data, firms can help cut expenses by incorporating it into their business strategy. Additionally, a corporation can use data analytics to improve business decisions and track consumer preferences and trends to develop fresh, improved goods and services.

MTN has collaborated with SAS Training, Courses & Classes to train up to 100 young people in data analytics in order to alleviate Africa’s digital skills gap.

MTN Launches Data Analytics Training Program:Bridges the Skills Gap. This is part of the MTN Skills Academy’s efforts to develop digital skills for digital jobs, which supports the MTN Group’s strategic goal of offering digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

“For Africa to realize its full potential, we need to address the lack of skills funding,” stated MTN Group Senior Vice President for Markets Ebenezer Asante. He further stated that eight MTN operational companies had allocated learners to partake in the training provided by the Group through its collaboration with SAS.

MTN Launches Data Analytics Training Program:Bridges the Skills Gap. “Africa has the world’s largest and fastest-growing youth population.” While this has immense development potential, youth unemployment numbers continue to be a key source of concern. We will only be able to overcome this obstacle if we invest in developing the necessary abilities,” Asante adds.

“We are committed to assisting public and private organizations across Africa in adopting cloud platforms to tap into the full potential of their analytic capabilities and resources to accelerate innovation and higher operational efficiencies,” said Essie Mokgonyana, SAS Country Manager & Sales Director for South Africa.

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And being a part of the change is critical to this support; to create and sustain skills-based training programs that not only meet industries’ needs for critical data science skills while offering today’s youth opportunities for gainful professional advancement and employment tomorrow, but also lay the groundwork for future talent pipelines. We are quite delighted to be working with MTN Group on this program, which has huge potential for all parties involved.”

The training initiative is a six-week programme, the first half of which is self-paced and the second half of which includes live instructor-led classes.

“Throughout this program, all participants will have full access to SASĀ® Skill Builder for Students, which includes a repository of resources to help participants learn SAS Data Science skills; from free online courses for certification purposes to exam preparation materials, and practical case studies where participants can learn more about how SAS software solutions are used in the industries they’re interested in and for their career advancement,” says Adesh Nathalal, EVP of SAS Software.

Following the initial six-week program, half of the participants will receive additional training from MTN’s in-house data analytics academy.

MTN Launches Data Analytics Training Program:Bridges the Skills Gap.”This project is part of the broader MTN Skills Academy’s work to train young people with in-demand skills, making them more employable,” Asante says, adding that MTN is committed to eliminating the skills gap and contributing to youth empowerment wherever it operates.