Yaoundé, Cameroun – 23/03/2021 – ESTAD, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the ESTAD Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.

ESTAD, stands for “Higher School of Advanced Technologies Adapted For Development”.  We are offering state of the art training, thanks to our network of partners and high qualified lecturers from all over the world, predominantly in Africa, Europe, America. In order to achieve our goal, we optimize ICT technologies applied to distance learning with face to face. ESTAD therefore employs digital teaching material, virtual labs and simulators where need be, in order to enrich the learning experience. Three main areas to start with for Africa’s readiness to industrialization: Computer sciences, Telecommunications and Energy. ESTAD main objective is to develop leaders ready for employment and self-employment, by facilitating access to state of the art research, labs and direct or indirect access to developed countries whilst given learners industrial relevant experience.

Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat training. For more than a decade, Red Hat Academy has supplied high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide that have the required technology and support environments, with hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support. Red Hat Academy’s web-based curriculum helps create competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.

“The partnership with Red Hat Academy will enable ESTAD to achieve an Academic Excellence”, said Mezom Melouta, General Manager of ESTAD. “Helping our staff and students have access to updated wide range of technical understanding, engineering know-how and professional skills that are needed to contribute effectively to the design and development of ICT systems for national and international networks, and a great contribution of Red Hat Academy to the general growth of countries in Africa and the rest of the world. We shall do everything to see that this collaboration benefit both institutions.”

“We’re pleased to have ESTAD join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program,” said Ken Goetz, vice president, Global Training and Certification, Red Hat. “To help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills, we work closely with a variety of educational institutions. We look forward to continued collaboration with ESTAD as an important member of Red Hat’s training and certification ecosystem.”

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