ADMI and Vytal Global are joining forces to offer a radical new approach to talent development for the tech economy. We will be offering an exciting work and learn opportunity for creative technology students to complete their diplomas while working for leading regional and global tech employers.
This inspiring collaboration creates a guaranteed path to a career in the high-demand creative and tech fields. We will work closely with leading industry partners to recruit students even as they continue with their studies and support them throughout their careers.
Together, ADMI and Vytal will be training young people for the workplace using a paid internship model. We will target young people in high school, in college, and finally in structured apprenticeships for our Alumni. Combining expertise and experience from the past education work of both parties, the partnership will use cutting-edge technology to produce futuristic curricula, certification, and delivery of programs supported by real-world career exploration as well as student finance.
Our first apprenticeship cohort, drawn exclusively from ADMI alumni, will be admitted in March 2022. The apprentices, all ADMI diploma graduates will work full-time in the Vytal creative technology hub based in Nairobi, with competitive compensation increasing with annual advancement. Our female-friendly work environment will include on-site career coaching and mental health support.
Our first cohort of 100 diploma students will be admitted into the program starting May 2022, following a rigorous AI-driven admission process. Students will be offered a scholarship and academic credit in exchange for 20 hours a week of work on entry-level tasks in the Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and digital media fields. Interns will be supervised directly by blended teams of supervisors from Kenya and the United States.
Our first intake of secondary school students will be admitted into our Career Exploration program in April 2022. This combined platform provides middle, high school, and college students the opportunity to continue their formal learning while enjoying a comprehensive career academy experience part-time. The students are supported throughout their career exploration journey dipping into different career pathways and building character and soft skills, often while earning ADMI or college credit or industry-recognized certifications. A critical aspect of the program is our e-sports community, which meets high standards of quality and engagement while imparting demonstrable technical and leadership skills in a secure environment.