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Datamaker trains ladies in ICT

BY: Dickson Worlanyo Dotse
Graduating trainees displaying their certificates
Graduating trainees displaying their certificates

Datamaker Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Datamaker, a Korean data labelling company has organised its first-ever all ladies training session.

Dubbed, “All female edition of the Datamaker-KOICA ICT training programme”, the programme was in partnership with, as well as funded by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) under the Inclusive Business Solution (IBS) Programme.

The five-year partnership aims to further deepen the Korean government’s resolve to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education.

It also seeks to promote; lifelong learning opportunities for all; sustained and inclusive economic growth; full, productive and decent employment for all.

Training

The programme which took place from 21st March to 19th April, 2022 engaged young ladies from all educational levels and social backgrounds and equipped them with data labelling and other key ICT skills.

They were taken through labelling techniques including Semantic Segmentation, Polyline, Polygon, Bounding Box and Key Point, among many other basic IT applications.

20 ladies participated in the first edition of the programme, with 16 receiving Specialist Certificates and will join the Datamaker’s workforce.

The remaining 4 received letters of participation.

One of the trainees, Rita Yaa Kwadjoti narrated how she joined the Datamaker as a janitor a year ago and how she was encouraged by management to learn the data labelling work alongside her regular daily cleaning work.

She intimated that the training programme had given her a gleam of hope for the future and expressed her deepest gratitude to the company for organizing such a training programme to give employable skills to women.

Speaking to the press, the Managing Director of Datamaker, Minhong Kim, expressed the hope that the training had been beneficial to the trainees and equipped them with some key IT skills and had helped shaped their work ethics.