SEMA’s trainees receive regular soft- and hard skills training that is beneficial to their personal development and any professional career. The programme includes group training, individual assignments, field data collection and mentorship from professional experts in research. At the end of the traineeship, trainees have developed a range of hard research skills, such as interviewing and data-analysis, as well as soft skills such as communication skills, critical thinking, team work, leadership and work ethic. Successful trainees are rewarded with a certificate at the end of the programme to validate their skills for future employment.
SEMA acknowledges the trainees effort to learn and appreciates their hard work by giving them monthly rewards, including announcing the outstanding trainee of the month.This monthly award is based on elements of timeliness, reliability, motivation, data quality and effective communication of the trainees to encourage them in stepping up the game each month in their performance. Outstanding trainees also get an opportunity to take separate learning tracks at the SEMA department of their choice.
SEMA TRAINEE OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2020 AND FEBRUARY 2021
My name is Rububi Kenneth. "When I joined SEMA, I was always most interested in how data is analyzed. When the opportunity came to specialize, I immediately opted for the research department. Luckily, even during the month of January we were able to receive online training.
I would like to thank the entire SEMA team - they're the reason I keep trying to improve the quality of my data. Through this, I have learnt how the process of data goes from it's collection, analysis and reporting, which has also greatly impacted my research studies at the university."