Africa Technology Challenge Makes a Return After a Two-Year Absence


AVIC International has revealed that the Africa Technology Challenge (ATC) competition will be staged in n Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

This will be its seventh season and follows a two-year absence thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AVIC International Holding Corporation (AVIC INTERNATIONAL) is a global organization, which is owned by China’s Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC).

It deals with aviation, electronics, international business, trade and bulk commodities, real estate, and property services. It has more than 150 branches and operates in 60 countries across the globe.

Its local presence has spanned more than two decades. It has been involved in projects in Infrastructure Construction Contracting, Real Estate, and many CSR operations in Vocational Education.

Its local plans will see it create more than 10K jobs, following vast investments in Nairobi County.

One of its investments will be The Global Trade Centre which will be one of the corporation’s largest investments in the city.

The competition

The seventh edition of the show will focus on the construction industry. It will also look into the design component, to boost design abilities, especially in reading and drafting construction drawings using cutting-edge technology tools such as ZWCAD.

The fair will also be themed around leveraging the power of tech to boost creativity.

The youth empowerment program will see winners receive fully funded Master’s Degree scholarships in Chinese institutions. Cash prizes will also be given.

Furthermore, vocational institutions will create teams of four, with one instructor and three students under the age of 24.

Training will be done using an AVIC Online Learning Platform, and the necessary software will be provided to the participants.

An online preliminary competition will be conducted in Kenya in August. Rival teams will take part in the competition, and the winning teams will represent the country in the long run.

The final competition will be staged locally in November.

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