ANGOLA — Further underpinning its commitment to education and, in particular, its Skills for Africa program, SAP Africa Education has announced that it has partnered with Exictos, Portugal-based information and technology company, to extend the potential for tech and business skills development in the Angolan region.
This move will see an increase in the number of skilled technology consultants in Africa’s Lusophone region and will create a certified resource pool in this emerging market. This is according to Sarah Ardite, regional manager for SAP Angola and Mozambique, who says this creates a level of sustainability not yet realised in the region.
The defining concept behind the SAP Exictos Training Centre is to provide a subscription-based model that gives access to SAP Education course content to IT professionals and students of technology in the region. “Partnering with forward-looking companies like Exictos and education institutions further empowers SAP’s education initiatives and programmes across the continent by providing mentorship, support and training opportunities that address the growing demand for ICT skills in Africa,” Ardite commented
Bruno Costas, Executive Board Director of Exictos says partnering with technology leaders like SAP Africa through SAP Africa Education has helped local companies like his own demonstrate commitment to the region they serve. “We’re increasing the resource pool of trained SAP professionals in Angola and, as the first authorised training partner here, we are able to communicate using the local vernacular. Exictos is naturally excited to be a part of the big change that is soon to be realised.”
Operating in all Portuguese-speaking countries since 1990, Exictos is well placed to collaborate with a variety of industry sectors (Banking and Insurance, Utilities, Telecommunications and Media, Distribution, Industry, Health, Government, Oil and Gas, Retail and Distribution).
SAP Africa’s CEO, Pfungwa Serima is pleased at the progress the company is making on the continent with regards to skills development. “The Exictos Training Centre will provide much needed classroom and e-learning training, including SAP technical, functional and industry-specific training as well as academic courses,” he commented. “This is all much needed, not only in Lusophone Africa, but across the continent and the extended reach that can be realised through innovative partnerships of this kind offers SAP Africa the ability to provide quality education in simplified packages to areas where economies of scale had previously made this impossible.”
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