The Schools Computer Club Initiative (SCCI) committed to building the future’s IT workforce will be holding its 2012 summit on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), University of Lagos.
Interested in advancing information technology from the school level? The initiative aims to build up student/pupil experts as the workforce of future to propel advancement for tomorrow’s information and computer technology. Schools Computer Club Initiative (SCCI) is focused on the development of computer skills, exposure to a real IT world (seminar, workshops, exhibitions, etc.), imposing professional responsibilities on school IT team leaders, building self esteem for members, and motivating young growing children to embrace the appropriate use of the computer.
The theme is Today’s IT Professionals, Building the Future IT WorkForce. There will also be a talk on Cyber Safety amongst other topics.
The audience which is expected to include students in primary schools, secondary schools and universities will participate in competitions, games and other activities geared towards stimulating the interest of young people in the IT sector. It is indeed a unique avenue for fostering the interest of the youth in this exciting and high impact area.
To be globally competitive today, Nigeria must develop an information and knowledge based society. And it goes past installation of infrastructure. Quality human capital is in fact a fundamental requirement. Getting it right and solid, the country must start from the children and young people. The global networked economy is both a necessity and a “leapfrog” opportunity. But this promise can only be realized by developing human capital with the capabilities to use and develop ICTs to drive change and accelerate development. There is however a need for guidance on how to excel in the IT space.
Young people need education to tap into opportunities in the technology driven world. They need to have the capacities to contribute and make impact in their communities – as members of the IT workforce and IT entrepreneurs. The initiative additionally provides young people with engagement and empowerment avenues. Beyond IT training and career development programs, through computer clubs children and young people will be exposed to exhibitions, seminars, workshops, debates, IT competitions, and IT companies.
How will young people acquire skills for selling, marketing and business? It addresses the development of essential non tech skills by providing avenues to spread leadership principles to ensure that young team leaders become excellent role models with school and youth communities.
Schools Computer Club Initiative (SCCI) – Nigeria Building the future’s IT workforce
Founder of the Schools Computer Initiative is Adesina Adewale, an information technology entrepreneur based in Nigeria. He is a member of the African Information Security Association, participating actively in the African Children Cyber Safety Initiative.
He is a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and has been a member of the organizing committee of several Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) National IT Quiz Competitions.
Call SCCI on 017305216, 08056008595, 08025328915
SCHOOLS COMPUTER CLUB INITIATIVE (SCCI)
18/20 Jebina Street, Off Muritala Bus Stop, Bariga Lagos
P.O. Box 524 Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria