Talanta Campus

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Talanta Campus

Talanta Campus is an initiative by Maruway Networks whose aim is to seek distributed IT work and skills transfer opportunities in Technology, Innovation and entrepreneurship for graduates in Software and ICT sector in Kenya. The initiative has adopted Collaborative E-learning platform and Fellowship program as proposed solutions to bridge digital skill gaps in software and ICT industry in Kenya.
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Talanta E-learning

E-learning is a multi-disciplinary course. Knowledge and experience from various disciplines are required to achieve optimal advantage and stakeholders have to work together to ultimately realize fully equipped e-learning. Talanta’s expertise in the field of educational sciences, functional and technical management, interaction design, conversion capacity of teaching materials and project management has been expended to build a versatile and robust e-learning portal for learners in Kenya. If additional competencies are required, we have a wide network of partners and specialists to exhaust

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Talanta E-learning (LearningBox & TrainingBox)

Talanta Learning Box works with different independent content providers and educators approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) who develop content that suites different categories of learners in High Schools & Primary Schools in Kenya. This content can be very diverse in terms of subject and complexity. Talanta is not a professional expert in content development but provides a platform to turn pupils/students into passionate learners.

Talanta Training Box is a collaborative platform designed to offer free short courses and/or online training sessions or live events suited to develop IT talent in any cadre in Kenya. The objective is to turn complex platforms and tools provided by technology innovation leaders into simple and hands-on knowledge for IT professionals as well as bridge the skill gaps exposed by academic curriculums adopted by our local universities and/or technical institutions. Content is developed through close cooperation between Talan- ta development team and the technology providers in order to retain accuracy and relevancy for intended learners in IT profession. Talanta development team designs a template for technology partners and the content is processed within the designed template.

Talanta Fellowship

in Kenya Talanta Fellowship is an initiative that cultivates IT talent in Kenya and provides leading business enterprises with access to a high-skilled resource pool from TVETs. Talanta technical engineers participate in a self-paced, online-based learning after which they work either as interns at partner premise or active engineers remotely from Talanta’s tech campus across Kenya.
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Talanta Fellowship

Program Type: Fellowship Organization
Type: For-profit
Medium of Delivery: Self-pace, online-based learning and hands-on, on-the-job training
Year Established: June 2020
Average Fees per Participant: No fees payable
Annual Participants: 450
Geographic Presence: Across 47 counties

Program Duration 
Interns - 1 year (3 months of training + 9 months of Internship) 
Active Engineers - Discretional contract based on available distributed work. 

Interns - fellows earn a stipend during internship
Active Engineers - Compensation based on earned income from distributed work Target
mission statement

Mission Statement

To advance human potential in Kenya by investing in IT talent and ensuring that participants are job ready, while also addressing the global digital skills-shortage faced by employers.

Target Skills being imparted

Program Objective

We recognized the shortage of market-driven technology talent in Kenya and saw an opportunity where talented individuals can harness their skills and expertise through mentorship and an opportunity to work as interns in technology-intensive environments with an objective to drive employability and scale.

The digital skills sector is ripe for private sector investment and participation.” — Sérgio Pimenta, IFC Vice President, Middle East and Africa
Target Skills being imparted

Target Digital Skills To Be Imparted

Our program follows the four different categories of skill gaps identified by Headai i.e. professional soft- ware developer, industry platforms and tools, financing and business-related ICT skills, and basic ICT skills. For professional software developer, we cover technical skills such as coding basics (Python or Java) and machine learning.

In industry platforms and tools category, we will cover telecom, mobility, [SO 9001 certi- fications, Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Android, Java, Amazon web services and Oracle. In financing and busi- ness-related ICT skills, we intend to cover cyber-security, cloud computing, loT & blockchain, Big Data ana- lytics, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR applications, project management, and IT management.

The basic ICT skills category will cover design-relevant skills such as use of design software tools such as Adobe, Photo- shop and Illustrator for artistic skillset, and editing tools such as Microsoft Excel. This category will also include soft skills training such as analytical as well as multitasking and problem-solving skills which will augment technical expertise acquired.

Business Model

Talanta’s business model is designed to sustain itself and drive scalability by providing vetted, talented and trained IT talents to Employer partners, typically based in the Kenya. Talanta business model is characterized by three features:

Employability Focused Model

Training includes self-paced, online-based learning for three months on selected career path and compli- ment with bi-monthly physical meet-ups across Talanta’s approved centers. For the next nine months, par- ticipants work with one of Talanta’s partner companies in Kenya. By front-loading the program training, Talanta ensures that it has a significant pipeline of IT talent to offer its employer partners. Throughout the program, the trainees will be linked up with volunteer IT professionals who will mentor them on their chosen career path. The organization will earn placement fee from partner firms.

Self-sufficient Model

the model is developed to impart participants with necessary income-generating skills. The program will directly source IT projects from partners or others firms which can be allocated to participants based on their assessed level of expertise and availability. This provides continuity and funding for the program.

Outsource-Direct Hire Model

this is a model tailored specifically to client demands i.e. depending on client needs, we can outsource talented IT talents within our pool and/or directly hire mid-level to senior level IT talent for the client. We intend to earn placement fee.