Addressing newly and continuing students of the SiliconPro Technical Education Center, at the British Council Auditorium on Saturday during an orientation, Emerson Carpenter a trainer said that SiliconPro is the right path for IT solutions.
SiliconPro Technical Education Centre is Sierra Leone’s first fully registered Professional Information Communication Technology (ICT) Training Solutions Provider. They provide individual and corporate ICT training solutions for all levels of industry required skills. They are registered with the Ministry of Education and also authorized testing partners for Pearson VUE and Prometric Testing which means SiliconPro can conduct professional exams for Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, and Oracle.
SiliconPro team of trainers has all the required training, certification and experience combined with equipped training labs to provide students with the best quality of training and certification courses. It is evident that SiliconPro have trained highly rated professionals today who have excelled in this noble industry.
SiliconPro also provides consultancy in ICT. They provide “turn key” consultancy services ranging from Hardware installation and maintenance, Software implementation, configuration and administration, Web development and management and software development. They develop tailored application packages for all business processes.
Mr. Carpenter said that developing IT as a successful career one has to plan well and have focused.
He admonished the students education should be seen as an investment to them rather than disastrous, further encouraging them to take their class work seriously.
The trainer reiterated that IT is in a virgin stage in Sierra Leone as it has not been exploited.
In his power point presentation on SiliconPro achievements in previous years, the Director of Operations Millionel Ujang said that SiliconPro was established in September 2005 with a mission to provide professional IT training and exams in Sierra Leone.
He noted that their achievements has been categorized into training administration,
training infrastructure, staff development, and web development.
On training administration, he explained that SiliconPro has constantly reviewed every process involved from student enrollment to student training completion which includes providing sufficient training information for potential students through the introduction of a detailed training guide; review the application form to adequately hold sufficient information and provide students with terms and conditions of enrollment and training.
On staff development, he stated that SiliconPro has improved the quality of staff by providing training and exam for all staff.
In his presentation Major C A Thoronka from the Joint Communications Unit
Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) noted that the level of IT in the RSLAF has been in data base management, Data over HF Communications, Local Area Net work System, African Endeavour, Single Channel Radio (SCR) and LAN/WAN Systems.
Major Thoronka maintained that the RSLAF had training at various IT schools, Software training at the RSLAF, SOS and Hardware training at SiliconPro and universities.
He reiterated that their future plans are the installation of LAN and WAN at all Fmns and Unit Headquarters, creating a Website for the RSLAF and developing our HRC on IT.
Questions, comments and recommendations by students formed part of the ceremony.