The Future Career Options For ‘D’ Students

The Education Sector in Kenya has grown rapidly in the last decade; this has been made possible by advancement in Technology. Institutions of higher learning have been tasked with ensuring there is development of a highly trained and skilled workforce which can compete in the global market. Even with the high number of institutions of higher learning, hundreds of thousands of Candidates who sat for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) last year have been locked out of universities and other tertiary institutions for not attaining the cutoff grade.

Education CS Amina Mohammed, through a Gazette notice changed the fate of the candidates where candidates who scored a mean grade of E in KCSE can join public universities for a Certificate course. The Certificate will allow the student to progress to the next level including a degree and up to a doctorate. The government is targeting students below the cutoff grade having put measures in place of expanding all existing institutions, construction of new ones in each of the 290 constituencies and through Public-Private Partnership.

Colleges such as the Institute of Software Technologies (IST) are also offering training in professional courses that address specific needs in the job market. It offers a wide range of IT courses which follow international standards. Among the courses are two unique Diploma programs that are not offered anywhere else but at IST, Diploma in Database Administration & Software Development and Diploma in Information Security and Ethical Hacking. This training opens doors to careers such as System Administrator, System Engineer, Technical Administrator and IT consultants while the latter, can secure one a job as a Cyber-Security Analyst. After successful completion of the course, the institution organizes internship and possible job placements for its graduates, registering an 88% employability rate for IST graduates.

Not only are its courses unique, but also the curriculum is up to date with the emerging trending Technologies like, VMware, AWS Oracle, Red Hat, Microsoft, EC-Council Security courses like Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator among others. The training is delivered by competent and experienced lecturers who ensure that the participants have sufficient time to carry out extensive project work and gain required practical experience which result in well-rounded graduates who are popular in the job market. Over the years, students often make their career choices based on performance rather than interest and aptitude. IST has a career guidance Department where prospective students are offered free guidance on career options they have that suits their ability and desires before prescribing a course.Institute of Software Technologies is a Premium IT Training College that was established over 25 years ago to address the ever increasing need for high quality IT skills training for both professionals and beginners. IST is a proven provider of emerging technology training, approved by Ministry of Education, National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) and Technical Vocational Education of Training Authority (TVETA).If you have questions or you would like to join Institute of Software Technologies for the SEPTEMBER INTAKE please visit our website www.isteducation.com Email : info@isteducation.com, FacebookTwitter Instagram or find us at  West Point Building, 6th Floor, Mpaka rd Parklands, Mob +254 739 944 882.

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