Datamaker promotes IT, artificial intelligence education
Datamaker Ghana Limited has made significant impact in the lives of many young Ghanaian men and women through ICT training and sustainable job opportunities over the years.
The entity, a licensed Ghana Free Zones Enterprise, headquartered in South Korea, is equipping Ghanaian youth with artificial intelligence (AI) related ICT skills and sustainable job opportunities.
The training is part of Datamaker’s partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency’s (KOICA) five-year (2021-2025) Inclusive Business Solution (IBS) Programme scholarship training programmes.
It aims at further deepening of KOICA’s resolve to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all and the promotion of sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Sharing their experience on the scholarship offered them by Datamaker Ghana, a staff of the company, Emmanuel Owusu Appiah, a computer science master's degree holder from the University of Ghana, expressed how the KOICA IBS ICT training and job opportunities offered at Datamaker inspired and broadened his horizon and equipped him with a sustainable income generating opportunity.
‘I joined Datamaker as a graduate trainee working as a data annotator.
Today, I am a project manager and training facilitator here at Datamaker.
“The training and cutting-edge technology made available to me here gave me the opportunity to learn and acquire top notch AI related IT skills to advance my career in this field and develop the required competencies to train and inspire others,” he said.
He said through the support of the company, he was able to pursue a master's degree programme in computer science and was currently pursuing doctoral studies.
Journey with Datamaker
For his part, another staff, Daniel Boateng, who joined Datamaker as a computer engineering graduate from the Maritime University, began as a data annotator.
Today, he has acquired advanced skills and competencies in the field of IT.
“Thanks to Datamaker’s support, I am now a certified Data Protection Officer and a Cyber Security Analyst.
My journey with Datamaker has been an exciting one,” he said.
With a passion for IT and the commitment to learn and acquire new skills, Mr Boateng said he was able to take advantage of the learning opportunities the company provided to rise through the ranks from a datalabeler to a project manager and an IT facilities manager.
Other project managers at datamaker commented on their personal experiences with the company.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunities provided by datamaker.
Since becoming a project manager, I have improved my knowledge of AI machine learning projects and advanced my communication skills in dealing with multicultural teams here at datamaker,’ a Project Manager, Patrick Ekar, said.
For her part, Rebecca Adamah, also a Project Manager, explained that she got the opportunity to join Datamaker after participating in the KOICA IBS Scholarship Programme.
“Today, as a project manager, I have acquired data science skills and I am able to relate with people from diverse cultures and personality groups,” she said.
Commitment of Datamaker
In a recent statement, the Chief Executive Officer of Datamaker, Enoch Lee, disclosed that the company, through its partnership with the KOICA was expected to train over 1,500 Ghanaian youth in ICT and AI related skills and create over 2,000 AI related sustainable job opportunities in Ghana by 2025.
He emphasized the role of artificial intelligence in today’s world and called for young Ghanaians to take opportunity of the Datamaker — KOICA IBS ICT training scholarships to pursue careers in this field.