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Bridging the Skills Gap: How Zamtouch is Preparing Zambia’s Youth for the Tech Industry


In the fast-evolving world of technology, the demand for skilled professionals continuously outstrips supply, a challenge acutely felt across the globe and particularly in Zambia. As the tech industry booms, the gap between the skills held by the workforce and those demanded by tech employers widens, posing a significant challenge for economic development. At the forefront of addressing this challenge is Zamtouch, a visionary tech training hub dedicated to equipping Zambia’s youth with the necessary skills to thrive in the global tech arena.

The Skills Gap in Zambia’s Tech Industry

Zambia’s tech industry is burgeoning, with increasing opportunities in fields such as software development, system analysis, and digital marketing. However, the educational systems in place often lag behind, adhering to outdated curricula that scarcely align with modern tech industry requirements. This discrepancy leads to a significant skills gap where companies struggle to find employees with the right technical abilities and problem-solving skills.

Zamtouch’s Role in Bridging the Gap

Founded with the mission to empower young Zambians, Zamtouch has become a pivotal element in the local tech education landscape. Offering a variety of courses—from web development and mobile app creation to more sophisticated programming in React Native and backend technologies—Zamtouch ensures its curriculum is both comprehensive and cutting-edge.

What sets Zamtouch apart is its commitment to practical, hands-on training. Students work on real-world projects, gaining experience that goes beyond theoretical knowledge. These projects not only enhance learning but also build a portfolio that is invaluable in the job market. Furthermore, Zamtouch facilitates internships with local and international tech companies, providing students with essential workplace exposure.

Impact and Success Stories

The impact of Zamtouch is best illustrated through its alumni. Take, for instance, Mwanza, a former student who now works as a software developer at a leading tech firm in Lusaka. Through Zamtouch’s training, She gained not just technical skills but also learned crucial soft skills like teamwork and communication, which are indispensable in her daily duties.

The tech community’s response to Zamtouch’s graduates has been overwhelmingly positive, with many industry leaders praising the readiness and innovation that alumni bring to their roles. This feedback not only validates Zamtouch’s approach but also encourages continuous improvement and adaptation of its programs.

Future Goals and Expansion Plans

Looking ahead, Zamtouch aims to expand its reach by establishing additional training centers across Zambia and introducing online courses to make tech education more accessible, especially in rural areas. Partnerships play a crucial role in this expansion, with plans for collaboration with major tech companies, educational institutions, and even governmental bodies to further enhance the training ecosystem.

Call to Action

We invite all young people, tech industry professionals, and potential partners to engage with Zamtouch. Whether you are a student eager to jumpstart your career, a company interested in nurturing talent, or an institution looking to collaborate on tech education, Zamtouch offers myriad opportunities for involvement.


The role of technology in shaping Zambia’s economic future cannot be overstated, and at the heart of this transformation are the country’s bright, ambitious youths. By bridging the skills gap, Zamtouch not only contributes to their personal growth but also to the broader vision of a technologically empowered Zambia. Join us as we forge ahead, creating a vibrant tech ecosystem where innovation and expertise lead the way to a prosperous future.

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