In a significant step towards promoting professional development and career advancement among its students; on July 26th, 2023 UNILAK entered in partnership with the renowned Article 26 Organization.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony took place at the university campus, and it is expected to create new avenues for students seeking high-quality training and internationally recognized certifications.
The Article 26 Organization, known for its expertise in providing top-notch training programs, will offer sponsored access to certifications in Prince2, Scrum, and ITIL to eligible students of UNILAK. These certifications are highly considered in the industry and will undoubtedly booster the employability of the graduates.
One of the key highlights of the collaboration is the emphasis on career development mentorship. Article 26 Organization aims to provide personalized guidance and support to students, assisting them in making informed career choices and charting a successful professional path. This mentorship program is designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry demands, equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen fields.
Moreover, the partnership will introduce the “Train the Trainer” model, an innovative approach that allows learners to become certified instructors. This initiative will enable students who complete the training programs to give back to their academic community by becoming qualified trainers themselves. By becoming instructors, students can impart their knowledge and expertise to future batches of learners, fostering a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing within the university.
All training programs offered through this collaboration will be conducted by Maxpert Trainers, renowned experts in their respective fields. Maxpert Trainers are widely recognized for their practical insights and real-world experience, making the learning experience highly valuable and industry-relevant.
During the MoU signing ceremony, representatives from both UNILAK and Article 26 Organization expressed their enthusiasm for the partnership. They highlighted the mutual benefits it would bring and its potential to empower students with skills that are in high demand in the job market.
Dr. Emmanuel Hakizimana, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academics and Research at UNILAK, stated, “We are excited to join hands with Article 26 Organization in this initiative to provide our students with access to world-class training and certifications. This collaboration aligns with our mission to prepare our students for successful careers and enables us to stay at the forefront of academic excellence.”
Ms. Chau Ho, the manager of Article 26 Organization, remarked, “We look forward to working closely with UNILAK and its talented students. Through this collaboration, we aim to equip the next generation of professionals with the skills required to thrive in a rapidly evolving job market. Together, we will create a transformative learning experience for all participants.”
The joint efforts of UNILAK and Article 26 Organization are set to create a profound impact on the future of education, training, and career development for students. This partnership opens up new opportunities for learners to excel in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to their communities and industries at large.