SAP World Bank Partnership Connects Education to Jobs in Africa

SAP World Bank Partnership Connects Education to Jobs in Africa

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Education is a wonderful thing, but in this day and age it’s most powerful when it leads to real jobs. That’s the idea behind SAP’s latest partnership with the World Bank to provide disadvantaged people in Africa with skills training, mentorship, and eventually jobs.

“We want to connect education to job growth. It’s not only about just training the next generation of IT professionals, but also making sure that they’re employable and employed,” says Goutam Dev, Business Manager, Office of the CEO at SAP Africa.

SAP’s collaboration with the World Bank aligns with a shared focus on education and skills development, notably through the former’s Skills for Africa program which I wrote about earlier this year. SAP’s commitment to this worthy endeavor starts at the highest company level. Skills for Africa is sponsored by SAP Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe and Pfumgwa Serima, CEO of SAP Africa. Serima visited the U.S. a couple of weeks ago to sign the agreement with the World Bank. In addition to meetings with public and private sector leaders in Washington, D.C., Serima was a panelist speaker at the 9th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Chicago.

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