Seventeen Ghanaian software engineers have graduated from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST).
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, a non-profit arm of the meltwater Group began its Ghana operations early 2008 to give students software development and entrepreneurship skills.
Meltwater portfolio has successful startups staging competitions within the African tech scene.
The 17 were the fourth batch of young Ghanaian Information Communication Technology (ICT) Scholars undergoing a 2-year programme in software entrepreneurship at the school.
The engineers were also trained in software entrepreneurship and to help create jobs and wealth locally.
The MEST programme fully sponsors hands-on training in software development, basic business fundamentals and entrepreneurship in a fast-paced, challenging, start-up environment.
The 2-year course at MEST also takes them through the Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) to expose them to top global business leaders, MBA’s and University graduates to help them in own software creation and business management.
Mr Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Meltwater Group, urged the graduates to believe in the skills they had acquired and to go ahead and prove themselves right and able in the global tech scene.
He said the training was more than just technology had given them skills to develop perspectives, think critically, problem solve, values and success principles.
“Success may not come immediately, and while it may also be desirable to start off perhaps with a job opportunity or adventure with life to identify what exactly graduates may decide to settle with, they should never stay away from serving humanity, and more importantly, doing the things that make them happy,” he said.