TalentEdge, a consortium of Indian investors, is to
establish training institutions to provide a wide range of courses in
Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in Lusaka and three other
provinces with an initial investment of about US$300,000 in each
The firm, through its presence of a chain of five
companies that it owns in India and 24 franchise centres, seeks to empower
students in ICT by providing training in latest technologies.
enterprise learning solution, TalentEdge caters for various industries in
consumer electronics and pharmaceuticals, while at university level it focuses
on provision of distance learning education.
TalentEdge deputy general
manager for international marketing, Rohit Venaik said the firm had expressed
interest to invest in Zambia due to conducive investment opportunities and would
start by establishing the first training centre in Lusaka later this
Mr Venaik said other areas in which the firm intended to establish
training institutions were in Ndola, Livingstone, Kitwe and Solwezi, where a
wide range of courses besides ICT would be offered.
He said TalentEdge
was an executive search firm with global focus undertakings in a number of
countries such as India, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa,
Angola, Botswana, Cameroun, Benin and Nigeria.
In Africa, more than
10,000 students were currently enrolled and pursuing various courses such as ICT
and pharmacy as a way to bridge knowledge between developed and underdeveloped
Mr Venaik said in Zambia, the firm wanted to partner with an
already established institution such as a university and that its course costs
would be relatively low compared to the same courses currently offered on the
“In our phase one, we plan to set up the first training
institution in Lusaka and expand to other four towns. Our focus is providing
many courses to open up massive employment opportunities for
“But we are also looking for an already established institution
so that we could work together or agree on how we could merge and my contacts
are firstname.lastname@example.org or 0979796193,” he said.
Mr Venaik said his
firm comprised seasoned consultants and professionals who worked towards making
TalentEdge a flourishing institution.
He said TalentEdge also worked on
the basis of either an exclusive or a contingency mandate and was committed to
providing a superior level of client service through proven methodologies.