India-bound interns start bootcamp

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The placement of graduates in the National Internship Programme outside Botswana is a step in the right direction to develop a globally competitive human resource, the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Batshu has said.

Speaking yesterday in Gaborone at the opening ceremony for a week-long bootcamp for Botswana interns destined for India, the minister said the graduates are expected to gain skills in areas such as IT integration, software development, value chain management, re-engineering analytics and research to risk management.

 The interns will work in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in India. "It is our belief that these interns will be able to combine the learning they gained and the work experience to be gained in India to make a contribution to the economy as well as equip them to venture into businesses and entrepreneurship among others," Batshu said.

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