Information and Communications Technology (ICT) plays an important role in the world since we are now in the information age era. With ICT, most companies here in Kenya make their business easier to happen with clients, supplier and the distributor.
It is also part and parcel of our daily lives. The lack of appropriate information at the right time will result in low productivity, low-quality research works, and a waste of time to pursue information.
ICT has a great impact on our daily lives. For instance, we can read our local newspaper using the online newspaper and watch our favorite television series or movies online.
Another example is, we are able to connect with our family, friends, relatives, or colleagues, even if we are abroad by using electronic mail, messaging applications like WhatsApp and among others.
So, why is studying Information and Communication Technology important?
1.ICT Has A Growing Job Market Here In Kenya and Abroad
This expansion in the ICT sector-job market can be attributed to a variety of robust initiatives being undertaken in the public and private sectors.
Retailers are aggressively shifting more of their business online to circumvent high operating costs and to expand customer reach. How many eCommerce platforms are being launched every day?
The financial and banking industry serves as an example of a sector that has embraced information communication technology.
Trained professionals are constantly in demand to integrate evolving social media tools into the organization’s IT ecosystem, and to leverage and optimize social media presence online.
2. ICT Skills Are Sought After
Information and Communication Technology jobs require conceptual skills, training, and a logical thinking process.
The job market for graduates who understand the technical and human sides of information management is steadily growing. Your skills as an ICT major make you an attractive candidate across the board.
3. You Have Variety of Career choices
Careers in information communication and technology vary from a technical writer, web developer, web design, information technology director, chief technology officer and so much more. IT graduates will also be prepared to specialize in far wider areas of interest.
At KIFE School of Business and Information Technology we offer the following courses in the School of Information Technology;
Short Courses in Information Technology
- Concepts of IT/ Introduction
- MS Word
- MS Excel
- MS PowerPoint
- MS Access
- MS Publisher
- Email and Internet
- Keyboarding/ Typing
- Java Script
- PHP/ MYSOL
- Computer Programming/Software Engineer
- Visual Basic 6.0
- C& C++
- Computer Repair and Maintenance (A+)
- Computer Networking( N+)
- Fiber Optic Technology
- OCNA ( CISCO)
- Software Installation
- Page maker
4. Flexible Working and Studying Hours
One of the many advantages of studying ICT, you have flexible working hours. Many information technology professionals have a full-time position at an established company while also running their own business after hours.
This is due to the rise of freelancing work which is available all over the world. With Information Technology, you are able to be a freelancer and get paid for the work you have done. This gives you the opportunity to grow your skills faster as you’ll be doing more than the usual amount of work.
At KIFE School of Business and Information Technology, we have flexible studying hours for our students. Our class sessions are as follows;
Morning Classes: 6.30am- 8.30am
Day Classes: 8.30am- 4.00pm
Evening/ Part-time: 5.30pm- 8.00pm
Saturday Classes: 1.30pm- 8.00pm
You can also study online without the hustle of attending classes, our trained staff will provide you with the necessary materials for your studies and tests.
5. It Is a Practical Course
Knowledge is important to any career field. It’s sometimes better to practice what you are learning. With Information and Communication Technology you can change or adjust things and implement what you’ve learned. This will give you the best way to remember things quicker and longer and become successful in your field.
In conclusion, digital computers and networking have changed our economy concept to the economy with no boundary in time and space because of ICT.
It brings a lot of advantages for economic development enabling millions of transactions to happen in an easy and fast way.
Think of Financial Technology, which has revolutionized the access to cash to millions of Kenyans through Fintech Services like M-Shwari, Tala, Branch and among others.
So you want to study Information and Communication Technology? At Kife School of Business and Information Technology we offer you various Computer programming language courses for you to advance in the digital work environment.
Sign up today by visiting our website: www.ksbit.ac.ke for more information