IBM Partners AFRALTI To Launch The Open P-TECH For Africa Program


Feb. 10, 2021, 12:39 p.m.

IBM and the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) have announced the Open P-TECH for Africa program which aims to provide Kenya’s youth with skills relevant to the digital era and marketplace.

Open P-TECH is a free digital learning platform for students (grades 9-14), parents, and educators that supports learners in developing both soft skills and hard skills to prepare them for jobs of the future.

It will provide 50,000 Kenyan youth aged 14 to 20 years with access to digital training about emerging tools and technologies.

The program will help empower Kenyan youth to bridge the digital literacy gap, form a new talent pool created for 21st-century jobs, and enable them to plan professional careers, create their own start-ups.

AFRALTI will leverage their footprint and mobilise trainers, volunteers, teachers, and students to implement the program across Kenya. The facilitator-led training will be provided on both a virtual platform and in person.

The learners will get certificates in addition to internationally recognised badges from the Open P-TECH platform after completing a minimum of the 20 hours of AFRALTI-facilitated training optimised for the learning objectives.

Through the Open P-TECH for Africa, students can now prepare for careers, internships, apprenticeships and new-collar jobs and earn the same badges as professionals in their fields of interest. While it is focused on youth aged 14-20, the program will impact young people in the workplace, entrepreneurs, educators, developers as well as learners who are looking to be better prepared for new collar careers.

Registrations are open at or alternatively by email to

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