InnoLead Academy, a renowned Project Management training provider in Botswana recently hosted its Inaugural Award Ceremony.
The night of stars which was held at an upmarket restaurant, Table50Two was graced by various local company executives and project professionals to celebrate top graduates from the institution.
Speaking at the event, InnoLead Managing Director, Oabona Kgengwenyane highlighted that the academy has trained over 10 000 project management professionals since its inception in 2002. He said the release of these professionals into the Botswana market has
contributed greatly to the maturity of Project Management in Botswana. However, he alluded to the fact that more could still be done as there is a growing shortage of the skill globally. In a recent study by the Project Management Institute, it is projected that by 2027, Qualified Project Managers will be the most sought after skill with innovation
and technology rapidly taking over the job market. This therefore means, as a country it is important that “we take the step to prepare ourselves by certifying more project management professionals to better deliver ongoing development projects.” Kgengwenyane congratulated the award
recipients and urged them to go and use the skills acquired to make an impact in improving project delivery.
The CEO of HRDC, Dr Raphael Dingalo who was the Guest Speaker said that InnoLead forms part of the organisations that contribute towards human capital development in Botswana and congratulated them for their continuous effort to achieve that. He said as Botswana is on a journey to move from a resource based economy to a knowledge-based economy it can be achieved by producing new and innovative goods and services, developing sophisticated production processes and educating and training high level knowledge workers. He urged InnoLead to consistently achieve the latter as part of their contribution to the overall national plan.