iHub By Jessica Colaço / December 9, 2011
Call for Applications for 3rd Wave of m:lab Training Now Open
A core focus of m:lab’s operations is on training in mobile application development with an intent to catalyze operations of a mobile economy.
The m:lab has successfully undertaken 2 cycles of training this year and today we’re opening up applications for the 3rd wave of training which will begin in January 2012.
The details of the training are as follows:
infoDev Subsidy over KSh.90,000,
Non-refundable Commitment fee KSh. 5,000
Refundable deposit KSh. 5,000 (based on attendance history)
Total Cost Over Ksh. 100,000 (including infoDev Subsidy)
NB: Accepted students will only pay KSh. 10,000 for the course
USSD, Android, Nokia Technologies, J2ME, PHP, mysql, LWUIT, Mobile Web – HTML5 & CSS3, IVR, User Experience Design, Business for Mobile, SMS, Systems Design
Must have completed a degree program (evidence = final year transcript or degree certificate)
- Must be available on a full time basis from 9.30am to 3.30pm for 4 months.
The selection panel for submitted applications will consider the following criteria
Familiarity with technology, platforms and programming languages
Demonstrated interest and motivation
Academic background and performance
- General Presentation
Applications submission deadline is 12 noon, 9th January 2012.
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Caleb koech at 18:08:07PM Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wat of if incase am stil in campus now n am hnterestedReply
jamal at 14:14:38PM Thursday, December 15, 2011
this is a good opportunity.can someone with a bachelor of commerce degree apply for this course of mobile application.pls advice.thanks.
John Kieti at 08:44:21AM Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Hi Jamal, indeed someone with a Bcom may apply.Reply
Moses Muchemi at 11:09:32AM Friday, January 6, 2012
some of us dont have papers but can code better than most of campus guys..now these requirements lock out many of us..i think the entry exam shud just screen for familiarity and passion for programmingReply
Daniel Nanghaka at 10:37:46AM Monday, January 9, 2012
When will the training start because it is intended to start from January to April but the dates have not yet been assigned.Reply
John Kieti at 10:56:28AM Monday, January 9, 2012
@Nanghaka Thanks for the observation. The training starts 23rd Jan and lasts 4 months.
@Moses Thanks. Thats a very useful observation. There are ongoing plans to address that, for now the requirement is set to help us manage the demand. In future we will be trying to address that and the fact that some of the most successful apps are being done by 15year olds.
@Caleb The problem is you will find it very difficult to juggle between campus coursework and m:lab training. We had difficulties with our first wave of trainees that tried juggling the two – learnt a few lessons in that.
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