MTN Foundation has announced that they enrolled 390 young people in the MTN Ace initiative, aiming to develop the skills of graduates, entrepreneurs, innovators, tech start-ups, and students to foster self-sufficiency and support the national economy. The program, launched in Dec 2022, is in partnership with Ministry of ICT, National ICT Innovation Hub, Centenary Technology Services, Refactory, MUBS Entrepreneurship Innovation, Incubation Centre and MTN MoMo Uganda Ltd. The program has 3 components: Ace Tech, Ace Career, and Ace Skilling. MTN Uganda believes in empowering the next generation of job creators, entrepreneurs, contributors, and leaders to transform communities, and encourages young people to become change-makers on the continent.
MTN ACE is a nationwide youth-centered economic empowerment program that impacts the relevant skills and creates opportunities for the youth. The program is designed for fresh graduates, those in and out of school, innovators, entrepreneurs well as tech-driven start-ups.
The programs constitute;
- Ace Tech which focuses on upskilling the youth interested in tech-related innovations.
- Ace Career which seeks to empower fresh graduates with workplace skills and internship placement.
- Ace Skilling which is tailor-made for the youths who are in or out of school to equip them with entrepreneurial skills.
The MTN ACE initiative is an invention of the MTN Uganda Foundation, executed in partnership with; the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, The National ICT Innovation Hub, Centenary Technology Services, Refactory, MUBS Entrepreneurship Innovation, and Incubation Centre, as well as MTN’s Fintech subsidiary, MTN MoMo Uganda Limited.