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Online education portal and mobile app opens up for Africa

October 13, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Tech Education

itSM Solutions announces its partnership with eLearnAfrica, to provide more than 1,400 professional and vocational classes in close to 175 specialized areas through the eLearnAfrica platform. (Image Source: http://kenvibez.com)

itSM Solutions, a development training organization, has announced its partnership with eLearnAfrica, to provide more than 1,400 professional and vocational classes in close to 175 specialized areas through the eLearnAfrica platform.

eLearnAfrica is a web portal and mobile application built to assist Africans search for and access the best online educational courses, online degrees and professional certifications from trusted sources around the world. By partnering with itSM, eLearnAfrica provides training content for popular ICT studies like Microsoft Office and Cisco, with best practice and certification training portfolios of ITIL®, Prince 2®, Cobit®, RESILIA™ and AGILE/SCRUM. This is a great opportunity for organisations and professionals across Africa to begin or continue their professional development requirements online.

“We are excited to be exposing Africa to our content in such a big way through the eLearnAfrica portal,” says Rick Lemieux, VP, Sales & Business Development of itSM Solutions. “There are so many key challenges that Africa faces which online training can assist in solving through workforce development. Our IT best practice certification and skills training courses cover the most relevant and most popular, from cybersecurity to business skills, delivered in affordable classroom and video training format.”

In addition, itSM’s strategic relationship with Arvato Training and Education Services, will provide the digital books for exam preparation in IT Service Management, Cyber Resilience, Project Management, Agile Methodology, and more through eLearnAfrica. Arvato, a corporate division of the Bertelsmann group, has delivered more than 2,000,000 training materials to over 5,000 training centers across the globe.

Colin Klein, Director of Global Business Development at Arvato Training and Education Services adds, “Arvato is proud to be part of the team that is bringing innovative learning to the African continent. As digital training is rapidly gaining momentum as the preferred workforce development tool, our award-winning Skillpipe e-reader offers the right delivery solution to assist African countries in bridging the skills gap and driving employability, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity, mobile application development and cloud computing.”

itSM Solutions LLC is an Appointed Content Provider (APC) and Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) specialising in the design and delivery of affordable classroom and video training programmes for IT certification and skills training. Their training programmes are accredited by AXELOS, the global leader in IT best practices and recognised for the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the accumulation of Professional Development Units (PDU’s) required to maintain one’s PMP status.

Aside from individual students using itSM’s courses, the collaboration is expected to bring further workforce development solutions to companies that operate in Africa. itSM Solutions’ courses are widely used across multiple industries and are implemented by the IT departments of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Boeing, Intel, IRS, Molina Healthcare and Disney as in-house training solutions for professional development.

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