Growth Accelerator is a 12 month business acceleration programme that supports early stage innovative and impactful entrepreneurs with investment, technical assistance and mentorship. <p></p> Growth Accelerator Sierra Leone is an accelerator programme looking to support youthful entrepreneurs that run innovative and impactful businesses. <br> <mark>The Accelerator is offering: <br> - Up-to USD40,000 Co-Financing <br> - Technical Support. <br> - Mentorship <br> - Business development Support. </mark> The overall goal of the project is to accelerate the economic and social growth of 55 innovative, viable and ambitious MSMEs, with a specific focus on women and youth-led enterprises. This will be achieved by increasing access to finance, technical and business development support to selected MSMEs while also focusing on job creation and the development of innovative products and services to address social challenges for consumers. <p></p> The initiative will focus on supporting MSMEs through tailored coaching, mentorship and linkages to business development services to strengthen skills, capacity and planning for innovation, growth, and investment. <p></p>Innovation Challenge MSMEs are to apply and present their innovative ideas and business models addressing social and development challenges in their communities relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applicants will be required to present their Innovation, Growth and Investment plans to an independent committee of business experts who will score each applicant based on innovativeness, capacity, feasibility, marketability and potential for growth and scale. <mark>Successful MSMEs will be contracted and provided investment funding to support their business ventures directly through UNDP.</mark> <p></p> Services <br> - Improved access to finance focusing on blended financing package (Grants, Loans and Guarantees) <br> - Technical assistance, and business development services <br> - Delivering social impact by creating new jobs <br> - Addressing social and economic challenges through innovative business models and <br> - Providing low-income consumers with new or improved products and services.
The Computer Science programme focuses on the practical application and use of computers in complex mathematical, communication, and data issues present in today’s job market. <mark>Practical work skills will be gained as assignments and curriculum closely replicate work that students will be expected to perform after graduation.</mark>
Software engineering has expanded into numerous fields; the most exciting and promising are cloud and mobile computing. Cloud and Mobile Software Engineering is a three year program which offers you in depth classroom training followed by one year of Professional Practice to gain real world professional skills. <p></p> The Industry Endorsed Curriculum of This Program in Cloud and Mobile Software Engineering enables students acquire necessary skills to aspire for new age jobs. <mark>The curriculum lays emphasis on industry specific competencies helps students stand out in the most competitive environment. The program is also mapped to global technology certifications to enable the students to seize the global career opportunities.</mark> This program is customized to suit your Graduation pattern and allows you to pursue your IT career pursuits along with your Graduation. This is followed by an Internship in an organisation at the end of your Graduation. <p></p> The <mark>Software Engineering program is aimed at creating software engineering professionals. Students will learn most prevalent and latest technologies in the software Industry. It builds strong foundational skills in Java Technologies, .NET technologies & Web Development programs. Software curriculum have Multiple Job profiles based architecture like Database Developer, Web Application Developer in Java & .NET, Web Designing using HTML & JQuery etc.</mark> In this curriculum some course are Global certification mapped, will help student to clear the exam. <p></p> This curriculum is also powered by Smart Braid Educare, which provides the teacher and the group of students to mould the learning style dependent on the profile of the Learners and give an environment to provide constructivism and collaborative learning. It has been therefore aptly called as LACC (Learning Architecture based on Collaborative Constructivism). <p></p> The program offers you certifications from Microsoft and Oracle (Java) making it the most powerful curriculum in the world and making you the best IT Professional in the Software Engineering domain in the world. <p></p> Highlight <br> - 7 term program in software engineering aligned to university semester curriculum <br> -3 month Digital Transformation Specialization Term + 6 month Professional Practice <br> -1000+ Organizations as recruiters <br> -Experienced IT Professionals as Faculty <br> -1 year of Professional Practice
The challenge of engineering or technology is to bring new technical discoveries to commercial reality through the clever application of scientific knowledge, practical engineering experience, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills. It is also to apply judgement, based on experience, to bring new discoveries to the point where they are able to benefit society. The Faculty of Engineering & Innovation (FOEI) at ETUSL is structured to have greater autonomy and enhance efficiency in providing training and delivery of services. <p></p> It has been a long felt inevitable to align higher education with the emerging needs of the economy so as to ensure that the graduates of higher education system have adequate knowledge and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. The higher education system has to incorporate the requirements of various industries in its curriculum, in an innovative and flexible manner while developing a holistic and well-groomed graduate. The programmes in the FOEI aim to build individual capacities and train persons with adequate employability skills. <mark>The programmes structure attempt to blend appropriate technical knowledge and skills, personal and professional skills and substantive ‘hands-on’ and field / site experience required in the different occupations.</mark> <p></p> The Faculty of Engineering & Innovation welcomes creative people who can face the challenge of invigorating future society by achieving what has before now been impossible. <mark>To create groundbreaking inventions and to achieve what has been impossible so far with the application of existing techniques, students should not be content to simply acquire knowledge and understand scientific principles. In addition to learning that kind of knowledge, students must master engineering, which will enable them to create new technologies and make dreams come to life.</mark> This makes the Faculty of Engineering & Innovation at the ETUSL a place for multi-faceted profession in engineering and technology.
Computer science is one of the most core elements of information and communication technology. It is among the most challenging exciting areas of research and development. Computer and communication technologies are the most rapidly changing technologies in their advancement over times as a result of which these areas as fields of study needs continuous revisions and modifications in the method and content. <p></p> Computers play a major role in shaping the information or the knowledge age. They are also becoming essential in almost all activities of human life. Furthermore, with the decline in the price of computer hardware, nations, organizations and individuals that couldn't afford to have computers some years back can now afford to acquire them. However, the acquisition of the hardware is just one step towards computerization. The most important step is to be able to use them properly. <p></p> <mark>This necessitates for a high number of skilled computer scientists who will develop the necessary applications for the computers, who will administer the computer systems and who will decide on computer system acquisitions of the organizations and all automation processes in general.</mark> <p></p> Institutions, enterprises, organizations and companies in all sectors, public and private, are directly or indirectly being affected by the overwhelming information flow around the world. The effect goes down to small businesses and even to individuals. Every such unit should be equipped with tools that enable it to survive in such a dynamic world. Ethiopia is no exception and we must get ready to cope up with the influence of the knowledge age in our day-to-day life.
UNIMTECH is known for its technology and this school serves as a pillar for the university. Our goal is to integrate computing, telecommunication, information, and data science in every aspect of UNIMTECH’s undergraduate education, research, programs, and activities. As a school, we always thrive to be at the forefront of 21st-century science and technology and how best we can use these tools in the advancement of our society. Our environment encourages critical thinking and practical education to better enhance and prepare our graduates for roles in diverse areas in society. <p></p> With excellence and marketable undergraduate programs, the School of Technology is a well comprehensive and collaborative program. <p></p> Overview and Learning Outcomes <br> The Computer Science Department strives to provide a high-quality degree, through our curriculum and environment. The department creates a community that is welcoming and encouraging to all UNIMTECH students. The department offer curriculum and promoting learning experiences (with the aid of excellent computing resources) that will prepare future graduates to either enter graduate school or the workforce directly after graduation. The field of technology is always changing and competitive moreover in this case, our graduates will be prepared to be life-long learners so that they preserve current skills and knowledge in a rapidly changing world. <p></p> Students will: <br> - <mark>Improve in the art of problem solving, an essential skill for life. Students study the design, development, and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific, and social contexts. Because computers solve problems to serve us, so there is a significant human side to computer science as well.</mark> <br> - Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. <br> - Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline. <br> - Recognise professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
The Bachelor of Information Technology course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse, design and develop computer-based solutions to business problems. IS professionals work with IT and must have sound technical knowledge of computers, communications, and software, but must also understand organisational systems and their functions within organisations. This course therefore teaches concepts and processes for achieving organisational goals with information technology. <mark>In addition to sound technical knowledge and organisational understanding, it also seeks to equip students with systems thinking skills, the ability to analyse business problems, communication skills, and teamwork skills in both face-to-face and virtual settings.</mark>
Sensi is building a technology innovation community in Sierra Leone that will contribute to local social and economic development through skills development, professional networking and technological innovation, to unleash the untapped potential of young people interested in seeking to succeed while making a difference through their careers <p></p> TRAINING <br> We train new businesses the fundamentals for successful management including developing a business plan.<p></p> INCUBATION <br> Startups receive investment capital and can be based at Sensi throughout the period of early stage in business<p></p> ACCELERATION <br> Advanced coaching, access to mentors and partners, and flexible support based on individual needs <p></p> Our digital literacy initiative looks to <mark>up-skill of young people’s in ICT skills and competency to meet current ICT demands in West Africa and globally. The programme offers beginner, intermediate and advanced ICT training and master classes to fill the gap in digital literacy in Sierra Leone.</mark> <p></p> We provide key training to young people in the following areas: Word Processing, Computer Essential, online essential, Presentation, using database, Spreadsheets, SPSS, and GIS etc. We believe empowerment is a key factor in determining the success of development. <p></p> An inclusive ecosystem allows for the fast development and flow of authentically diverse talent, information and resources so that entrepreneurs can quickly find what they require at each stage of growth. As a result, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Ecosystem building is the leading model for modernized economic development and the catalyst for net new venture, job and wealth creation. <p></p> Sensi Tech Hub is cognizant of the importance of inclusive ecosystem building in the tech, entrepreneurial, innovation and investment space. Furthermore, the central role of its people, the culture of trust and collaboration which allows for successful interaction, partnership and growth. As a result Sensi Tech Hub proactively <mark>work to build the entrepreneurial, innovation and tech ecosystem in Sierra Leone through forging partnerships with government ministries, educational institutions, the private sector, development agencies, entrepreneurs and other ecosystem building actors. </mark>
The Bachelor of Information Technology course equips students with the knowledge and skills related to the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies, and prepares them to meet the computer technology needs of business, government and other organisations. As a discipline, IT emphasizes designing and developing user centered technologies that meet human needs and enhance the user experience. This encompasses information assurance and security, as well as the management of complexity through abstraction and modelling, best practices, patterns, standards, and the use of appropriate tools. <mark>This degree course therefore produces graduates skilled in problem solving and programming, networks and communications systems, databases, Internet and Web technologies, security and project management, and gives them a strong grasp of business concepts, communication skills and ethical and societal issues in IT.</mark>