5000 Young people to get skills training in digital space

In Summary
  • Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) launches Tech@Work Program in partnership with IOE, Microsoft, and Synapse Centre.
  • The program targets youth, girls, women, aspiring entrepreneurs, and existing workers to close the skills gap.
  • Aims to up-skill 5,000 individuals in Uganda and train over 20,000 young people in four African countries.
Mr. Douglas Opio, the FUE Executive Director is optimistic that the launched Program will increase job creation and youth employability in the country

The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) in partnership with International Organisation of Employers (IOE), Microsoft and Synapse Centre have unveiled the Tech@Work Program in Uganda. 

The Tech@Work program is a training designed to close the skills gap targeting youth btn 16 to 35 years, girls, women, aspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in addition to mobilizing networks and providing real-world digital skills training to potential and existing workers.

The program aims at up-skilling 5,000 young people in Uganda. 

Uganda is the 2nd country to benefit from the Tech@Work program which will train over 20,000 young people in four African countries Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho and Uganda.

Mr. Douglas Opio, the FUE Executive Director is confident that the digital skills training will increase job creation and youth employability which are significant aspects for economic growth. 

He believes leveraging technology and digitalization are key components to enhance employer competitiveness and business growth in the new world of work.

Mr. Amadou Sako, the IOE Advisor for Africa revealed that this groundbreaking initiative will shape the future of Uganda's youth as a critical part of the digital transformation sweeping across Africa.

The Tech@Work Program is a step in the right direction to create over 20 million jobs every year until 2030 to curb the current rates of unemployment. He added 

 As a key stakeholder in labour and employment matters, FUE remains committed to advocating for skills development, job creation and entrepreneurship.

The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) is the premier voice of Employers on social and economic issues.

It is recognized both locally and internationally as the sole employers' body in Uganda and exists to enhance Employers' competitiveness through policy advocacy, provision of business support services, fostering sustainable employment relations and job creation.

For over 60 years, FUE has supported startups, small and medium size enterprises, and large organisations to thrive.

 FUE derives its mandate from the International Labour Organisation tripartite declaration and works with the Government and Trade Unions to advance decent work standards for economic growth.