According to UNESCO “Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a scientific, technological and engineering discipline and management technique used in handling information, its application and association with social, economic and cultural matters”.
Technology is never static, it is always evolving, and is expected to grow to 1.3 trillion USD by 2025 (Source). The high projections are due to the high innovations happening in the field of tech today. There are misconceptions that demand for ICT exists primarily in the tech sector. However, it involves every occupation, including entry-level and frontline positions.
Today’s world is far less constrained by geographic reach, financial backing or language barriers due to ICT. Its rapid development and advancement influence the way we live, as well as the pace, demands, and expectations of society. We witness and recognize ICT’s impacts in every aspect of human life in workplaces, in education, social arenas, business, including the creative industry. Further, ICT is a catalyst for change, from how information is processed, communicated, stored, and retrieved to scientific research.
The median tech occupation wage in D.C. is $112,928. That is 42% higher than the median wage for all occupations in the district. “Technology powered job growth and economic gains in the past decade in the District of Columbia and across the county while delivering countless benefits in how we work, communicate, create and share,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA. “Looking ahead, the need for professionals from all backgrounds to develop, support, and protect these technologies will continue to grow,” Thibodeaux added. “In these trying times it is often difficult to think beyond today, but we must remain committed to preparing the workforce of tomorrow for success in whatever the future may hold.”
Jah Kente International ®, Inc (JKI) offers a hands-on, ICT internship program in a professional environment with ICT supervisors. The comprehensive set of training modules include web design, cyber security, and cloud architect, that align closely with the needs of today's digital landscape to provide foundational skills for the next generation of tech professionals.
The program is customized to establish foundational but solid career paths for interns to pursue ICT through further or higher education and independently while earning more than a living wage. The sheer size of the industry makes it one of the dominant sectors in the global economy. No matter what field people find themselves, technology will play a starring role in their career and upward mobility. JKI ICT Internship in the various sub-fields are:
Tools Used: • Visual Studio Code for code editing • GitHub for version control • Adobe Photoshop for image editing.
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Practical knowledge of key technologies in web development and cybersecurity • Hands-on experience with project management in a tech environment • A portfolio-ready project showcasing their skills in web development and basic cybersecurity • Insight into the opportunities and challenges of a career in web development and cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Analyst Hard / Technical Skills: • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity • Network Security and Monitoring • Risk Assessment and Management • Cybersecurity Tools and Software • Ethical Hacking Concepts • Final Project: A simulated cybersecurity assessment.
Tools Used: • Wireshark for network monitoring • Kali Linux for penetration testing • OpenVAS for vulnerability scanning
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Core competencies in network security and monitoring • Experience in risk assessment and management • Skill in using industry-standard cybersecurity tools • A final project that demonstrates their cybersecurity skills
Python Developer Hard / Technical Skills: • Python Syntax and Libraries • Data Structures and Algorithms
• Web Scraping and Automation • Data Analysis and Visualization • RESTful API Development • Final Project: A Python-based web application
Tools Used: • PyCharm for Python development • Jupyter Notebook for data analysis • Git for version control
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Proficiency in Python programming • Experience in web scraping and automation • Skills in data analysis and visualization • A final project that showcases their Python skills
Cloud Architect Hard / Technical Skills: • Cloud Computing Concepts • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) • Platform as a Service (PaaS) • Virtualization and Containerization • Cloud Security Measures • Final Project: A cloud infrastructure plan
Tools Used: • AWS Management Console • Docker for containerization • Terraform for infrastructure as code By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Understanding of cloud computing architectures • Experience in managing cloud resources • Skills in cloud security and compliance • A final project that showcases their ability to plan and manage cloud infrastructures
Hard / Technical Skills: • Basics of Multimedia Production • Audio and Video Editing • Graphic Design Principles • Digital Animation Techniques • Storyboarding and Planning • Final Project: A Multimedia Portfolio
Tools Used: • Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing • Adobe Audition for audio editing • Adobe Illustrator for graphic design
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Proficiency in multimedia production tools • Skills in audio and video editing • Experience in digital animation and graphic design • A portfolio showcasing a range of multimedia projects
Graphics Designer Hard / Technical Skills: • Design Principles and Theory • Typography and Layouts
• Digital Illustration Techniques • Branding and Logo Design • Final Project: A Branding Portfolio
Tools Used: • Adobe Illustrator for vector graphics • Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation • Sketch for UI/UX design
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Mastery over key graphic design tools • Understanding of design principles and typography • Experience in branding and digital illustration • A portfolio showcasing their graphic design skills
Data Scientist - Duration: Hard / Technical Skills: • Data Analysis and Visualization • Statistical Modeling • Machine Learning Algorithms • Data Cleaning and Preprocessing • Final Project: A Data Science Case Study
Tools Used: • Python for data analysis (Pandas, NumPy) • Jupyter Notebook for interactive data exploration • Tableau for data visualization
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Core skills in data analysis and statistical modeling • Understanding of machine learning algorithms •Experience in data cleaning and preprocessing • A case study that demonstrates their data science skills
DevOps Engineer Hard / Technical Skills: • Basics of DevOps and Agile Methodologies • Version Control with Git and GitHub • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) • Monitoring and Logging • Final Project: Implement a CI/CD pipeline
Tools Used: • Jenkins for CI/CD • Git for version control • Ansible for automation
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Understanding of DevOps principles and Agile methodologies • Skills in version control and CI/CD pipelines • Experience in infrastructure automation and monitoring • A final project demonstrating their DevOps skills
Software Tester Hard / Technical Skills: • Software Testing Fundamentals • Manual Testing Techniques • Automated Testing with Selenium • Bug Tracking and Reporting • Final Project: A Comprehensive Test Report
Tools Used: • Selenium for automated testing • Jira for bug tracking • TestRail for test case management
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Proficiency in software testing, both manual and automated • Skills in bug tracking and reporting • Experience in writing comprehensive test cases • A final project showcasing their software testing skills
Network Engineer Hard / Technical Skills: • Networking Fundamentals • Router and Switch Configuration • Network Troubleshooting • Network Security Measures • Final Project: Design a Secure Network Architecture
Tools Used: • Cisco Packet Tracer for network simulation • Wireshark for network monitoring • OpenVPN for secure communications
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Core skills in network configuration and troubleshooting • Understanding of network security measures • Experience in designing and managing networks • A final project that demonstrates their networking skills
WHM Administration Hard / Technical Skills: • Basics of Web Hosting Management • cPanel and WHM Administration • Account and Server Management • End-user Training • Final Project: Set up a Managed Web Hosting Environment
Tools Used: • WHM and cPanel for web hosting management • SSH for server administration
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Understanding of web hosting management • Skills in account and server administration • Experience in training end-users on web hosting management • A final project that
Interns will leave with: • A basic understanding of each subject area they will be trained in • A roadmap for potential career paths in technology • Awareness of workplace expectations and policies
Graphics Design for Web Hard / Technical Skills: • Basics of Graphics Design Principles • Web-specific Design Considerations • Image Editing and Manipulation • Web Asset Optimization • Final Project: A Portfolio of Web Graphics
Tools Used: • Adobe Photoshop for image editing and manipulation • Canva for quick design tasks
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Understanding of graphics design specific to web applications • Skills in image editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop • Experience in using Canva for quick design tasks • A portfolio showcasing their web-specific graphic designs
Social Media Marketing Hard / Technical Skills: • Social Media Platform Fundamentals • Account Setup and Management • Content Planning and Strategy • Analytics and Reporting • Final Project: Manage a Client's Social Media Account
Tools Used: • Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin) • Google Analytics for performance tracking
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Proficiency in setting up and managing social media accounts • Skills in content planning and strategy execution • Experience in analytics and performance tracking • A final project that showcases their ability to manage a client's social media account
ChatGPT and AI Tools for Web Content Hard / Technical Skills: • Introduction to AI and Machine Learning • Basics of Natural Language Processing • Using AI Tools for Content Generation • Content Strategy and SEO • Final Project: Develop a Content Strategy Using AI Tools
Tools Used: • ChatGPT for content generation • Google Analytics for SEO tracking
By the end of the program, interns will have gained: • Basic understanding of AI and machine learning in content generation • Skills in using AI tools for web content management • Experience in content strategy and SEO • A final project that showcases their ability to develop a content strategy using AI tools