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Forge Academy launches prestigious 4IR internship programme.

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Forge Academy, South Africa’s first fully inclusive artificial intelligence lab, is providing 33 interns with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Selected interns will gain valuable experience in the 4IR disciplines of software development, user experience (UX) design, 3D graphics, game design, and more.

The internship program, which is sponsored by Nokia, will begin with a four-week evaluation bootcamp for selected applicants. A total of 33 interns will be chosen from this bootcamp to work at Forge Academy for a 12-month period. Each student will graduate with an accredited credential that will help them find work.

Interns will gain practical industry experience as well as guidance and on-the-job training from mentors who are well qualified and experienced in their respective fields. After the internship, there will be more opportunities for full-time employment with Forge Academy, as well as support for graduates who want to start their own businesses and assistance in finding full-time work.

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“The 4IR is not just an alternative educational stream. Instead, it needs to become the core around which all academic programmes are built to ensure that our learners are future-fit. The 4IR offers opportunities in entrepreneurship and employment for young adults like never seen before. We need to take advantage of these opportunities and empower the next generation of young African citizens to be the future leaders of this revolution,” says Arthur Wade Anderson, CEO of Forge Academy.

Economic development, trade and industry, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, science and technology, higher education, basic education, health, and communications are all sectors that rely on Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) skills and tools.

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Any young adult who wants to apply for a Forge Academy internship can do so here. Forge Academy and a Nokia Human Resources Manager will conduct interviews. The following requirements must be met by applicants:

  • Certified copy of their ID (not older than 3 months)
  • Matric certificate
  • Highest qualifications achieved
  • Updated CV
  • Proof of relevant experience in the field being applied for

In order to qualify for the internship, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

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  • Be between the ages of 18 – 26
  • Currently not be employed
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have a Grade 12 certificate

Forge Academy, based in Gauteng’s The Gantry, is a 4IR hub for small businesses and a training center that offers educational courses to prepare students for careers and work in the global tech sector industries using 4IR instruments such as augmented reality, robotics, data science, IoT, and digital marketing.

Forge Academy has created a world-class program for South African youths, based on Finnish educational principles and featuring cutting-edge Nokia smart technology. Forge Academy provides theoretical, laboratory, and on-the-job training to students from all walks of life in order to prepare them for participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the global digital economy.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021.

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Weddy Thuranira
Weddy Thuranira
Weddy profiles new startups and innovators across Africa and announces funding rounds, mergers, acquisitions and startup partnerships across Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Reach her and the entire news desk at [email protected]

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