Techforest.NG can authoritatively report that hotels.NG internship program that commenced early September this year will come to an end tomorrow 16th November 2017 by 10.00am, CEO of Hotels.NG Mark Essien posted on Slack ‘IbomDev workspace.’ “@channel Everyone is invited to the hng internship closing ceremony on Thursday, the 16th of November at the Ibom E-Library,” – Mark posted.
Slack is a cloud-based set of team collaboration tools and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield. Slack began as an internal tool used by their company, Tiny Speck, in the development of Glitch, a now defunct online game. The name is an acronym for “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge.” Slack is where work happens. It’s a digital workspace that powers organizations — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.
It could be recalled that interns were first introduced to Slack as a collaborative workspace during their induction. 2050 young people from Akwa Ibom extract struggled for a space on slack. Those who moved above a certain level were encouraged to assist those following them to climb the ladder in the internship program. Three weeks into the internship program, some participants were led off the program as they could not measure with the skills required to make it to the finals.
Hotels.NG is seeking talents and developers in various tech communities to work for the company and to improve the well being of youths across the country. In Akwa Ibom, Mark Essien announced he had to partner with the government to help gain the people’s interest into the program. It must be noted that Hotels.ng has now expanded her horizon to cover Africa.
As at the time of making this report, the Ministry of Science and Technology in Akwa Ibom State has confirmed Mark’s post. The Ministry is said to have been very positive about the training as the Commissioner Prof. Nse Essien is said to have devoted his time to speak with the interns during the internship Freelance Masterclass that launched interns into proposal writing and project bidding.
It must be noted however, that the struggle to turn Akwa Ibom State into an entrepreneurial hub is gradually yielding results. Over six hubs are located at various locations in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital while Start Innovation Hub sits at the base of the ultimate Ibom e-library where most of the interns were housed. These hubs churn out not less than 5000 young people trained in various skills in ICT and are most times given a head start on proposal writing, project execution and running a sustainable startup.
With the collaboration of successful entrepreneurs from Akwa Ibom extract in the industry like Mark Essien of Hotels.NG, Iboro Otu of Alert Nigeria, Hanson Johnson of Start Innovation Hub, Tony and Francis Onuk of The Root Hub, the dream of turning Akwa Ibom into an entrepreneurial hub is about to be fulfilled. Meanwhile we enjoin you to follow us tomorrow on twitter and Facebook @techforestng as we bring every moment ‘live’ on your timeline. The event is slated to hold at the Amphi theater, Ibom e-Library accordingly.