Akirachix Class of 2015 Intake

Happy New Year Friends!

We kicked off the year by welcoming the newest cohort of students to the fourth year of the AkiraChix training program earlier this week. We have 31 new students expected to graduate at the end of 2015.

akirachix class of 2015 students

The selection process began late last year, happening in 3 phases.

    • Phase 1: Involved sorting through more than 100 applications received, searching for applicants who met the selection criteria. We were able to narrow this down to 46 applicants.
    • Phase 2: These 46 applicants were then taken through an aptitude test in Mathematics and English. This is the first time we’ve included an aptitude test in our selection process. One of the lessons learned from previous cohorts is that critical thinking is a vital ingredient for our training program, and this is one of the reasons why we decided to include an aptitude test.

   

 

By no means was this an easy fete, but we managed to narrow down to 31 successful applicants, who went through orientation on Thursday, 8th January, and are now in session.

Entrepreneurship class in session

We are excited to share our journey with these students over the next year, and look forward to having them grow in both confidence and skill.

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  1. […] We’re looking to build the same relationships again this year, by pairing mentors with current students of the AkiraChix training program(Class of 2015). […]

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