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Youth employability – “Hint Academia”, a web based coaching software

On Monday, November 21st, the Palace of Culture saw the official launch of the free online learning platform “Trace Academia” to improve the employability of young Ivorians. Another digital offer that will help reduce unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire. At the opening of the Speakers’ Ball, Mr. Olivier Latouche, CEO and co-founder of the Trace Group, explained the advantages of this application in a room stormed by young people.

For him, the free online learning application “TRACE ACADEMIA” is a project aimed at training young people in crafts and entrepreneurship in order to help them with professional integration and mentoring. “Trace Academia aims to provide a true educational opportunity for the millions of people who are looking for training solutions that meet their needs,” he said. The platform co-founder took this opportunity to define the goals of this new digital tool. Among other things, enabling young people to find a job, acquire skills and knowledge, have concrete opportunities for networking and fight stereotypes. He then invited young people to massively download the “Trace Academia” application, since the courses offered online are free and lead to certificates.

This initiative is supported by Orange Côte d’Ivoire, which will support this project digitally.

This opening ceremony was attended by three government officials directly interested in the issue of youth employment. The Ministers for Youth Promotion, Professional Integration and Community Service, Touré Mamadou, Adama Diawara for Higher Education and Mariatou Koné for National Education and Literacy, representing Prime Minister Patrick Achi.

The three personalities appreciated this project, which they believe will provide an answer to the problem of the professional integration of young people. The ministers asked the many young people present to make use of the training and employment opportunities offered to them or not.

The FCFA 335,900,000 “Trace Academia” project is a mobile application that offers qualifying training in multiple fields of activity. This was an opportunity for Youth Minister Mamadou Touré to make known that this project “Trace Academia” should be taken seriously as it gives an answer to the problem of professional integration of young people. “In Côte d’Ivoire, around 300 to 400,000 young people leave the school system every year, often without a qualification. The aim of this project is to ensure that 100,000 young people benefit from job opportunities by 2025,” explained Mamadou Touré, before announcing that the government intends to create 3,400,000 jobs over the next three years.

S. Zehi, private correspondence

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