The ICT Authority has embarked on recruiting 400 ICT graduate trainees for the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) as part of the government’s commitment to leverage ICT to enhance citizen service delivery. This is the second intake after a directive was given by President Uhuru Kenyatta over a year ago on February 10,2015, to increase the intake of trainees from the current 100 recruited in its inaugural programme to 400 annually beginning 2016.
Last year, the programme saw 100 interns go through training and placement in various private and public sector organizations. They are awaiting graduation with some having already got employment.
PDTP is a private sector and government collaborative initiative that aims to train recent ICT graduates with a view to improving ICT management in government as a means of enhancing service delivery to mwananchi.
PDTP targets ICT graduates who must be Kenyan citizens, and have graduated from recognized ICT programmes in the last two years and attained First or Upper Second Class Honours (or the equivalent).
The year-long PDTP training is a mix of public and private sector attachments, intense specialized training, and certification. In addition, trainees work with seasoned mentors for career guidance and are challenged to innovate with a view to enhancing public ICT services. Successful PDTP trainees graduate with a merit certificate and may get preference in joining the public sector in ICT-related positions.
PDTP, which offers great opportunities for individuals committed to public service and dedicated to continuous improvement in the service of the Kenyan population, is aligned to the country’s Vision 2030, the Jubilee Manifesto and the National ICT Master Plan developed by the ICT Authority.
All applications will be done online in the process which will run for 14 days after starting on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The deadline for application is 14th March 2016.