The Moringa School Career fair has been scheduled for July 1, 2022 with this year’s event set to push for the creation of more jobs in the tech industry in Africa.

The fair dubbed ‘Are you the right fit’ is set to be held at the iHub, Nairobi with leading telecommunications company Safaricom set to be the platinum sponsor.

Moringa School Career fair will get perspectives of top tech employers on how to navigate the tech job market and will feature more than 750 Moringa graduates and students.

The hybrid event will be done in two phases; the pre-hackathon introduction and workshop, ideation and selection, to be online, as well as the prototype building and presentation phase, which will run in-person at the campus for a day.

This annual career fair is expected to bring together various players and influencers in the tech ecosystem in an effort to exhibit significant aspects of innovation and technology.

The Moringa Career Fair will also feature more than 40 employer partners, including some of the top tech companies like Microsoft, Safaricom, CloudFactory, Little and Sendy.

“Moringa School was built to be the backbone of the technology ecosystem in Kenya, by providing top quality talent to local companies,” said Snehar Shah, CEO of Moringa School.

He added, “The Career fair which kicks off with a strategic partnership with Little committing to create a minimum of 20 tech jobs for Moringa graduates this year is an extension of our mission, to build talent and opportunities through tech based learning experiences. We aim to develop African tech talent and connect our students to purposeful and significant earning opportunities whether full time jobs, the gig economy or becoming entrepreneurs.”

Since its inception in 2014, Moringa boasts of training more than 4,000 students and placing more than 85 per cent of its graduates into leading companies across Africa and the world.

“Moringa School’s recent pre-series A raise from Proparco and its plans to expand to other African countries is proof enough that Africa has a demand for tech and innovation skills. I therefore urge Moringa to consider leveraging opportunities beyond Kenya in our wider EAC with a population exceeding 300 million,” said East African Community (EAC) PS Kevit Desai.

ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs PS Jerome Ochieng is also expected to be in attendance.

“As the government continues to enhance and grow the digital and ICT sector, I am very pleased that Moringa School is playing a pivotal role in providing unmatched talent within the Tech space,” Ochieng intimated.

The fair will have six panel discussions focusing on Big Data, Leveraging AI for the future, The Rise of Blockchain and the Gig Economy, Technopreneurship, Tech in Entertainment as well as the Evolution of Tech.

The hackathon seeks to bring together recent Moringa graduates to come up with EdTech Solutions that will impact learning and outcomes across organisations and institutions.

Other sponsors are Microsoft, Eclectics, DVT Software, APA Insurance, Kenafric and Grey. Some of our employer partners in attendance include Techbridge Invest Africa, Fuzu, Craydel, Gebeya, Little, Workforce Africa, and Bring Global.