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DigiCon Academy is the education subsidiary of Blu Flamingo Digital Africa- a Pan-African digital marketing agency. The academy was borne out of the desire to secure employment for youth.
DigiCon Academy is a digital programs Academy designed to get professionals hired in today’s digital job market, by getting them ready with an understanding of the full digital marketing ecosystem—from Social Media Content Marketing, Search Marketing, to Paid Advertising and Analytics.
Vision: 1,300,000 African Youth Trained in Digital Skills By 2030
Mission: Supporting Digital Transformation Through Skills Training And Education.
In order to address the challenge of the skill gap among industry professionals, we have;
Corporate Capacity Building
Digicon Academy offers training and up-skilling of industry professionals in the marketing and communication departments within several organizations in the form of Corporate Digital Media training / workshops.
Professionals in the Marketing and Communication departments trained from 2015 to date
Entrepreneur Accelerator Programmes
In collaboration with several accelerator programs and associations, we work towards upskilling entrepreneurs with Digital marketing and Advertising skills to market their businesses / products online to tap into the online opportunities.
Some of our partners in this initiative include Shona Organization, International Trade Centre- Uganda, Human Resource Association of Uganda, as well as Makerere Incubation and Innovation Centre.
Entrepreneurs / start-ups trained under this initiative.
Digicon Academy has also partnered with several Universities and institutions serving as our learning centers whose goal is to train and upskill youth in Digital Marketing and Advertising.
These include the Victoria University Uganda, Kampala City Council Authority (an employment service bureau And Management Training and Advisory Centre).
Young men and women trained as part of this initiative.
Youth in Uganda and Rwanda trained in partnership with Google under the Google Digital Skills for Africa project, in an aim to address the challenge of high unemployment rates in Uganda and Rwanda.
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