The program is delivered in a two-phase approach to include three (3) months of technical and non-technical skills training and possible recruitment into a six (6) month intense boot camp-style practical training in ICT product and service development.
A) Content Delivery
This will include the face to face sessions facilitated by the industry professionals. The students will be required to undertake 70% of the load through self-study and module assignments.
Non-technical studies will be delivered parallel to technical modules over the four months period. Technical modules will be crafted against the standard study outlines as presented on Microsoft Apps Factory to ensure that all necessary content has been delivered to enable the student to take a certification exam in each area of study.
Students will be assessed for their understanding of both technical and non-technical modules and the end of each study period through practical application tasks. Technical modules will be assessed through certification exams at the end of each module, taken through the Microsoft Apps Factory platform. Every student will have access to up to four (4) certifications that can be undertaken will be required to complete and acquire at least two (2) Microsoft Certifications by the end of the four months study period.
Non- technical modules will be assessed through practical group and individual tasks to be submitted by students at the end of each module.
|WEEK||Non-Technical Activity||Technical Activity|
|1||Leadership Training, Career Development Plans||Software Dev’t Platforms; Web, Desktop, Mobile, Cloud, Embedded & Data Analytics|
|2||Leadership Training, Career Development Plans||Deep Dive One: Web & Desktop development tools & software|
|3||IT Project Management||Deep Dive One: Web & Desktop development tools & software|
|Electronic Systems Security|
|4||IT Project Management||Practice Week for Deep Dive One; Task to test application and skill|
|Electronic Systems Security|
|5||Voice of the customer||Deep Dive Two; Mobile Development tools and software|
|6||Human Centered Design||Deep Dive Two; Mobile Development tools and software|
|*Introduction to Project|
|7||Human Centered Design||Practice Week for Deep Two; Task to test application and skill|
|8||Community Engagement||Web Development Project|
|10||Introduction to Financial Accounting||Mobile Development Project|
|Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|12||Code sessions, Pitch Practice & Demo Day|
B) Boot Camp
A small pool of students fulfill all requirements for completion of the program and demonstrate high ability to learn and lead will be selected to join an intense software and business development accelerator program designed as a boot camp.
Over the course of six (6) months, the selected students will undergo in-depth training in the areas of software development and project management in order to produce a minimum viable ICT solution for an actual challenge in an industry of their choice.