TalentQL, a tech talent startup democratizing access to opportunities for African tech talents has today launched AltSchool Africa.
AltSchool Africa is the latest program by TalentQL created to arm talents with the skills and knowledge needed to boldly launch their tech career.
According to its website, AltSchool Africa is different from the traditional institutions because it is a learning platform designed for individuals seeking to acquire technical skills while launching their career in Software Engineering.
“AltSchool Africa takes a non-traditional approach to learning by teaching courses directly connected with the selected track.
Our robust curriculum which combines theoretical knowledge with practical real world applications is guaranteed to transform anyone into a top Software Engineer within one year.”, a statement on its website reads
The software engineering program runs for a period of nine months after which participants would take part in a three month internship provided by AltSchool.
Adewale Yusuf, Co-founder and CEO of TalentQL revealed that education is very important and the goal for AltSchool Africa is to upskill Africa for the future of the world.
AltSchool has also partnered with Michael and Cecilia Ibru University to award diploma certificates to participants in its software engineering program.
The program is open to any individual from the age of 16 and above irrespective of their tech background. Interested participants are required to pay a $20 dollar application fee to start the tuition-free program.
AltSchool offers three learning tracks for its software engineering program which include: Front end engineering, backend engineering and cloud engineering with the mode of learning completely online.
In contrast to the Andela model, AltSchool would not keep the software engineers on its payroll, rather it would offer only training, provide internship placement and job opportunities.
The tech startup also why it won’t be charging a tuition fee, stating that it would employ the Income Sharing Agreement to compensate for that. However, AltSchool stressed that participants would only pay after they secure a job.
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