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The Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD), through which the College addresses various industrial challenges like skills development, incubation of new ideas and nurturing of new technology based business. The center offers Cisco Networking Academy for Cisco related courses, Microsoft IT Academy Program for Microsoft relatedcourses, Digital security, Office productivity like International Computer Driving License course, Oracle Certified Training center for Oracle and GIS Training center among others.

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CoCIS is approved as a Regional Cisco Networking Academy under a partnership with Cisco Systems Inc. The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy.


The ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) is an internationally recognised certificate. It certifies practical skills in the most commonly used computer applications such as Mircosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mircosoft Acess and much more.

CoCIS holds Electronic Records Management (ERM) workshop

A total of 26 people participated in a week-long Electronic Records Management (ERM) course aimed at equipping them will skills to incorporate new approaches in electronic records preservation.

This training will provide you with an opportunity to learn contemporary methodologies that can be adopted to address several deficiencies in the current records and archives management infrastructure in an organization. It will also help you resolve the complexity of issues surrounding management of organizations' records, said Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello-Obura during the opening of the workshop.

The College's acting Principal, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza urged the participants to use the skills and knowledge gained from the training to recommend and implement robust Electronic Records Management Systems in their organizations. As records/information managers, the duty you are entrusted with to manage your organization's records is very pertinent in protecting the image of your workplace and enabling efficient service delivery in tandem with the organization's goals, she added. Prof. Tibatemwa was represented by Ms. Deborah Natujjuna the acting head of the CiPSD.

The training was organized by the Center for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD). The Center, housed in the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), is responsible for organizing trainings geared towards professional development of students and also individuals already in the workplace.

The participants thanked the College for organizing the workshop that had enabled them refresh their knowledge and learn new ideas in records management. As a result of this training, I am going to lobby my organization to buy software for ERM and I am sure this will have a positive impact on our records management, said Nelly Chilley who travelled from Kenya to attend the workshop.

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