Moringa Career Fair A Game Changer for Tech Job Seekers

Tech careers are attractive to many people right now. Whether you have a tech background or you would like to switch and gain new skills learning centers like Moringa right here in Kenya are heaven-sent.

It is even more important to match your skills with the right employer and the Moringa Career Fair that took place at iHub last Friday in partnership with Safaricom was geared to exactly that. Dubbed ‘Are you the right fit’ this year’s fair looks to get the perspective of top tech employers in terms of what is required in the workplace and will feature over 750 Moringa graduates and students participating in the event. The hybrid event was done in 2 phases. 

– The pre-hackathon introduction & workshop, ideation & selection phase that ran online

– The prototype building and presentation phase ran in-person at the campus for 1 day 

This annual event brought together various players and influencers within the tech ecosystem in one space to exhibit the forefront of innovation and technology. It had over 40 employer partners including some of the top tech companies like Microsoft, Safaricom, CloudFactory, Little and Sendy. 

“Moringa School was built to be the backbone of the technology ecosystem in Kenya, by providing top-quality talent to local companies”, says Snehar Shah, CEO of Moringa School. “The Career fair which kicks off with a strategic partnership with Little committing to create a minimum of 20 tech jobs for Moringa graduates this year is an extension of our mission, to build talent and opportunities through tech based learning experiences.

Since its inception in 2014, Moringa has trained over 4,000 students and placed more than 85% of its graduates into leading companies throughout Africa and the world. 

Among the speakers during the event were the Permanent Secretary for the East African Community (EAC), Kevit Desai. “Moringa School’s recent pre-series A raise from Proparco and its plans to expand to other African countries is proof enough that Africa has a demand for tech and innovation skills. I, therefore, urge Moringa to consider leveraging opportunities beyond Kenya in our wider EAC with a population exceeding 300 million, ” he said. 

Permanent Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Jerome Ochieng, was also be in attendance and acknowledged what Moringa School is doing to add to the digital and ICT talent pool in the country.

The event had 6-panel discussions focusing on Big Data, Leveraging AI for the future, The Rise of Blockchain and the Gig Economy, Technopreneurship, Tech in Entertainment as well as the Evolution of Tech.

The hackathon held on June 30th brought together recent graduates from Moringa to come up with EdTech Solutions that will impact learning and outcomes across organizations and institutions

Sponsors for this event included Safaricom, Microsoft, Eclectics, DVT Software, APA Insurance, Kenafric and Grey. Some of Moringa’s employer partners who attended include Techbridge Invest Africa, Fuzu, Craydel, Gebeya, Little, Workforce Africa, and Bring Global. 

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