This mandatory step for all selected candidates is a gateway to becoming students at the technology school and an opportunity to move on to the “pool”, the last selection phase, according to Djamila Almeida, from the installation committee.
“We are talking about four intensive weeks, which we call high pressure, a kind of recruitment in which students are subjected to various challenges that require at least ten hours a day in person at the School. If the students go to the pool, they become candidates for Escola 42 Luanda”, he explained.
After completing the selection and training stages, Djamila Almeida said that candidates will undergo an internship period and, subsequently, choose a specialization in areas such as cybersecurity, network architecture and mobile phone applications.
The first candidates selected to visit the facilities are mainly young people aged 18 to 28, ten percent of whom are female.
Liliana Watele, one of the few who represents the female gender, is a third year IT student. Although she already considers herself a programmer, she applied because she wants to have an international certification, intern and work in a reference company when she finishes her training.
“This is a great opportunity and I couldn’t miss it. Knowing that there are women who are entering this field of IT that was once dominated by men is very gratifying and I hope that more women will come,” she said, in a statement released by the Government.
Two cousins, Fábio Robalin and Nelson Gomes, coming from the province of Huambo, hope to go through all the selection stages, attend training and finish the course. They believe that with this course they have a 100 percent guarantee of entering the job market.
For their part, Dumilde Daniel, petroleum engineer, and Edgar de Carvalho, computing manager, share the same opinion regarding the importance of the programming course. For the first, it is very important, because it covers any professional area, and for the second, training allows you to improve the qualities of those who want to be a good programmer.