Since its launch in 2021, AltSchool Africa has empowered learners with nearly 3 million hours of training in tech roles like software engineering, data science, and product design, after raising $1 million in pre-seed funding in 2022.
But with a new wave of nonconformist career paths that have emerged such as music management, content creation, and influencer marketing, the skill-to-market platform known for its innovative approach to education, is now diversifying its curriculum by introducing Creative Economy and Business schools.
The expansion follows the platform's impressive 40% course completion rate in its inaugural year.
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With over 50,000 applications pouring in from 83 countries, AltSchool Africa has become a global hub for upskilling. The majority of eager learners hail from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom. Over 20,000 individuals have already embarked on their transformative learning journeys.
Now, its programmes include courses in content creation, sales, and music business – using Afrobeats as a case study – in addition to its existing nine courses focused on Engineering, Data, and Product Management, with applications currently open for the first cohort of these new streams.
AltSchool Africa says it is championing the mission to empower every individual with the knowledge, skills, and career opportunities they need to thrive in the modern world.