African Learners... START YOUR TRANSFORMATION Today!

Acquire fresh insights into the most effective methods, hurdles, and possibilities within subjects like Communication Fundamentals, Cultural Interaction, Readying yourself for Employment or Career Switching: Essential Principles, Readying yourself for Employment or Career Switching: Mastering your Interpersonal Competencies and much more.

Welcome to Apprentice Job Work Africa’s Skills Development Programme!

Unlock a world of possibilities:

Chart your path to success with our comprehensive range of courses brought to you by the National Transformation Initiative (NTI). We're excited to invite you to explore over 400 dynamic courses offered by Coursera, in partnership with industry-leading educators and prestigious global universities, all within the realms of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Hospitality, and Healthcare.

Embark on a Learning Journey:

Chart your path to success with our comprehensive range of courses brought to you by the National Transformation Initiative (NTI). We're excited to invite you to explore over 400 dynamic courses offered by Coursera, in partnership with industry-leading educators and prestigious global universities, all within the realms of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Hospitality, and Healthcare.

Connect Globally, Learn Locally:

Our partnership with the National Transformation Initiative (NTI) of Barbados with the leading global online MOOC Coursera, provides you with unprecedented free access to world-class education right at your fingertips. This unique opportunity allows you to choose courses that resonate with your aspirations, all while sharpening your skills and enhancing your employability, locally and globally.

What's in it
FOR YOU?

Well done for being part of this remarkable journey of self-discovery and growth. Now, choose your courses, broaden your horizons, and ignite your potential at Apprentice Job Work Africa!

Vision: “to create sustainable, decent, meaningful employment for the Youth of Africa.”

Mission: “to solve the societal problem of Youth Unemployment in Africa through Corporates and MSMEs while also creating long-term profitability for the Corporates and MSMEs”.

Mission: “to solve the societal problem of Youth Unemployment in Africa through Corporates and MSMEs while also creating long-term profitability for the Corporates and MSMEs”.

Welcome to the National Transformation Initiative

Who We Are

The National Transformation Initiative is rooted in our goal to retool, retrain, empower and enfranchise every Barbadian. Our learning platform ensures that all types of learners have an engaging and enjoyable experience allowing you the best chance of success.

Recommended Course Collections

Acquire fresh insights into the most effective methods, obstacles, and prospects in courses covering Communications Fundamentals, Cultural Interaction, Preparing for Employment or Career Transition: Foundational Concepts, Preparing for Employment or Career Transition: Enhancing your Interpersonal Abilities and more.

Communications Fundamentals

Media Academy

Communication in the 21st Century Workplace

Communications Fundamentals

Media Academy

Edit Your Photos for Social Media Marketing using PicsArt

Communications Fundamentals

Media Academy

Multimodal Literacies: Communication and Learning in the Era of Digital Media

Communications Fundamentals

Media Academy

The Importance of Listening

Communications Fundamentals

Cultural Interaction

Media Academy

Becoming Part of the Globalised Workplace

Cultural Interaction

Media Academy

Effective Communication in the Globalised Workplace – The Capstone

Cultural Interaction

Media Academy

Storytelling and influencing: Communicate with impact

Cultural Interaction

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Accomplishment STAR Techniques for Job Interviews

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Build a Professional Resume using Canva

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Career Planning: A Pathway to Employment

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Create a Profile and Network on LinkedIn

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Create a Resume and Cover Letter with Google Docs

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

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Skills For Global Success

Digital Footprint

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

How to Write a Resume (Project-Centered Course)

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Interview Research and Preparation

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Skills For Global Success

Lesson | Get Ready for the Interview

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Fundamentals

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Hone your interpersonal skills

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Skills For Global Success

Adaptability and Resiliency

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Hone your Interpersonal Skills

Skills For Global Success

Critical Thinking Skills for the Professional

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Hone your Interpersonal Skills

Skills For Global Success

Emotional and Social Intelligence

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Hone your Interpersonal Skills

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Skills For Global Success

The Growth Mindset

Prepare to find a job or change careers: Hone your Interpersonal Skills

Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Apprentice Job Work Africa Skills Development Programme?

AJW Africa’s Skills Development Programme is a groundbreaking initiative in partnership with the National Transformation Initiative (NTI) of Barbados. Our mission is to connect Kenyan learners with a diverse selection of courses in various sectors, including but not limited to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Hospitality, and Healthcare. Our goal is to empower individuals by providing them opportunities to skill, up-skill, and re-skill, ultimately enhancing their employability prospects.

Who is the National Transformation Initiative?

The National Transformation Initiative is part of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Programme. NTI was established to address one of the Pillars of the BERT Growth Strategy and part of the RERE programme. Their mission is to equip every Barbadian with the knowledge, skills, and values to be citizens of good character and competence in a digital world. NTI has curated courses for AJW Africa to meet the needs of their interests for the AJW Africa Skills Development Programme. The NTI platform is fully accessible for people with disabilities (PWD) and enables self-directed learning.

How does the Apprentice Job Work Africa Skills Development Programme work?

Through our partnership with the National Transformation Initiative, AJW Africa offers Learners access to over 400 courses from prestigious global universities and industry educators on the NTI Coursera platform . Learners can select courses that align with their interests and career goals in the fields of ICT, Hospitality, and Healthcare. This enables them to gain valuable skills and certifications that enhance their qualifications and job prospects. Learner registration is to be completed on the National Transformation Initiative’s website.

Who can participate in the Apprentice Job Work Africa Skills Development Programme?

The Skills Development Programme is open to individuals residing in Kenya who are eager to enhance their skills and improve their employability in the fields of ICT, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a working professional, or someone looking to switch careers, our courses are designed to cater to a diverse range of learners, provided that you are 18 years of age and older.

What courses are available?

We offer a comprehensive range of over 400 courses, spanning various levels of expertise and areas within ICT, Hospitality, and Healthcare. From coding and data analysis to hospitality management and healthcare administration, there’s a course for everyone. Upon registration on the NTI platform, you can explore the Coursera course catalog to find the courses that best suit your goals.

How are the courses administered?

The courses are to be undertaken and completed through self-directed eLearning virtually. It is necessary for you to have access to a desktop computer or laptop or cellphone and access to stable internet connection. As you undertake your NTI Coursera course, AJW Africa will regularly convene a physical/ virtual meeting between the Learners and AJW Africa Training Facilitators for purposes of reviewing and discussing course content.

Are the courses recognized?

Yes, the courses offered through Apprentice Job Work Africa and National Transformation Initiative platform are provided by renowned globally accredited universities and industry experts by Coursera e-Courses. Upon successful completion of a course, learners receive a digital certificate that is recognized and valued by employers worldwide. This certificate may be posted online and included in your CV.

How do I register for a course?

To register for a course, simply visit our website fill in the registration form here:. 

AJW Register

Are there any costs associated with the courses?

Apprentice Job Work Africa has partnered with the National Transformation Initiative to provide access to a substantial number of courses at no cost to learners. This means you can enhance your skills and employability without a financial burden.

Can I take multiple courses at once?

Yes, you can enroll in and take multiple courses simultaneously, allowing you to customize your learning experience and skill development according to your schedule and preferences.

I'm a bit lost. How can I get help?

You’re not alone on the NTI-Coursera platform. If you feel stuck or need help at any point, contact us here or contact our e-learner support desk at (246) 232-8566.

How can I find enough time to study?

One way to commit to your free Coursera online classes is to make a schedule that includes a reasonable amount of time to focus on studying. Here’s something we like to try: Give up that favourite series or social media scrolling for just 30 minutes a day. Start with that, see how much you can get done in that time, and adjust your time accordingly. You can even set a reminder on your phone daily or weekly so that you don’t miss your window to study.

How do I collect my certificate when I finish a course?

All course certificates are easily downloadable after completion. You can save them to your computer, share them on your social media pages, or print them to have them handy to showcase the achievement of your new skills.

Learn with Ease

  • Courses are available free to Apprentice Job Work Kenya.
  • You learn at your own pace which means that whenever you have free time, you can make use of the course materials and you can review the materials as many times as you need to.
  • There are course materials accessible for all types of learners at levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
  • You learn from experts across the world that you normally wouldn’t have access to on a wide range of subjects.
  • With the Coursera App you can work from  offline.

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