The partnership will provide digital content apprenticeships in content business areas (including gaming, e-sports, and metaverse), providing Japanese content development companies access to top-tier talent across Africa.
Monday, 27th June 2022: The Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI), a leading digital career accelerator, has signed an MOU with LunaTone, a SaaS provider specialising in digital content based in Tokyo, Japan.
Dubbed the Digital Content Apprenticeship, the partnership includes masterclasses, remote work assignments and an incubator, offering Africans paid placements with international companies in the digital content industry, specifically gaming and related business areas. In turn, it helps augment talent in the Japanese industry which is experiencing a severe shortage of skilled professionals.
Dr Laila Macharia, ADMI Chair, said: “It is estimated that the shortage of tech workers will reach 85 million by 2030, Meanwhile, many African countries are facing an unemployment challenge. We believe that with targeted skilling and support, Africa’s youth can bridge the global talent gap.”
Dr Baro Hyun, LunaTone Founder and CEO, said: “The partnership will mentor creatives to serve the Japanese digital content sector by producing viable commercial games and other animated and extended reality content. It will also introduce Japanese companies to Africa, not just as a market for products and services, but also as a talent pipeline.”
Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) is a premier technology career accelerator offering creatives and techies the training, mentorship, and platform to turn their passion into a profession. ADMI’s innovative Learn-and-Work model gives students practical, global-standard creative technology skills, as well as exposure and experience, to meet the world’s demand for skilled technology professionals.
About LunaTone Inc.:
LunaTone provides various Software-as-a-Services specialising in digital content fields such as games, e-sports, and metaverse, based in Tokyo, Japan. With the concept of “Borderless Corporate Play.”, LunaTone empowers traditional industries (e.g., enterprise, education, healthcare, etc.) by utilising various forms of interactive digital content for society to embrace a community-driven business ecosystem that the world’s future generation would be native of.