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Starting your career in the 21st century can be difficult, especially with no prior work experience. How can you stand out from the crowd? Join us as we lay some foundational blocks that can make the difference you need.

Career Launchpad Program

Do you find yourself wondering what is next after college/ university? 

Are you looking to forge a meaningful career path?  

The Career Launchpad Program equips you with the mindsets, approaches and tools you can use to start and grow in your career journey.

Who can take part in the Career Launchpad Program:

The program is ideal for you if you are:

  • You are at least a recent graduate in any field
  • You can commit 8 weeks  for the program
  • You are available at least 10 hours per week for the duration of the program
  • You can show commitment, and can collaborate with others in the program.

What you gain by taking in the Career Launchpad Program: You will

  • Learn and practice 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and leadership.
  • Understand and practice key mindsets in collaboration and managing projects
  • Understand how to build networks and market yourself and skills you possess
  • Discover how you can leverage technology and digital tools in building your skill sets

ISA Career Launchpad Program module:

Week 1:

Core Skill


Learning Outcomes

Get to connect with each other better and set norms and expectations for the program

Week 2:

Core Skill

Self Leadership

Learning Outcomes

Get a deeper understanding of how Self Awareness,Self Management and Ethical character can help in launching your career

Week 3:

Core Skill

People Leadership

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of empathy, collaboration, feedback and conflict resolution while navigating the work environment

Week 4:

Core Skill

Managing Projects

Learning Outcomes

Create actionable and realistic work plans to manage your work and projects using different tools and techniques

Week 5:

Core Skill

Branding and Networks

Learning Outcomes

Understand how to brand yourself, pitch your story and skills with the goal of building networks

Week 6:

Core Skill

Digital Collaborative Tools

Learning Outcomes

Leverage digital tools  to grow your skillsets and grow in a technological world

Week 7:

Core Skill

Money Management

Learning Outcomes

Understand the basics and importance of budgeting, saving and investing while starting your career journey

Week 8:

Core Skill

Presentations and Evaluation

Learning Outcomes

Put together an effective presentation and pitch story for yourself and skill sets you possess 

How you will learn:

  • Virtual and in-person facilitator led sessions
  • Peer to peer exchange
  • Coaches and mentors sessions

Program Structure and Key dates

Learning Model – Hybrid (both in-person and online learning)
10 hours per week
Program Investment – Kes 30,000/=
8 Weeks

What you get as an Idea Studio Africa Fellow

At Idea Studio Africa, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality of learning experience to our participants. Idea Studio Africa provides:

A learning & practice environment

Access a supportive and flexible learning environment to upskill, learn and practice the skills for the future of work and entrepreneurship.

Immersive & meaningful projects

Work on real, immersive and meaningful projects and challenges with expert facilitation and practical learning to help deepen your skills and abilities.

Tools & resources

Access the tools and resources needed to help you practice your skills and abilities; all while creating value at work or in your business.

Credibility & brand

Build and leverage strong network opportunities; while showcasing your credibility and value to achieve your career and life goals. You will also measure, evaluate and share your growth and progress.

A lifelong community

Access (life and career) mentors, coaches and experts to help you navigate your current journey. Learn and grow alongside other ambitious professionals and visionary entrepreneurs.

Access to post-program support

Whether you’re looking for meaningful work opportunities or follow-up support to launch and grow your venture, ISA is the right place for you.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many programs does ISA have?

Idea Studio Africa currently has 2 programs. These are: ISA career launchpad program and ISA founders program.

What background do I need to have to join an ISA program?

Our fellows come from diverse backgrounds all with the goal to up-skill, change course or learn something new in research, design, innovation, or entrepreneurship.

Can I take two programs at the same time?

Due to the intensive and immersive nature of some of the courses, we do not recommend taking two courses at the same time. However, you can take up another program as soon as you’re done with one!

Is there a flexible payment plan?

Yes! We have tailored payment plans that can support the fellows who are most in need. To learn more about a payment plan that works for you, feel free to contact us via a phone call, a WhatsApp message, or email!

Are there available educational sponsorship options?

Yes! Our educational sponsorships are based on merit and economical needs. To learn more about our educational sponsorship, feel free to contact us via email.

How flexible is the attendance for the program for those with full time jobs?

Some of our programs have hybrid sessions that allow fellows with full-time jobs flexibility to attend them across the week. Check out the modules for our programs.