Become an expert in Fintech

About Tracom Academy

28 Sep 2007
Nairobi, Kenya
About Tracom Academy

This is the first payment academy of its kind in the region and focuses on software development and security, for Web, mobile, POS terminals, and ATMs. Our trainings are conducted by experts from Tracom Services and our Training partners.

Our trainings are focused on the practical application of technology as students work on “real life” projects that will be deployed and used in revenue collection, Tax management, account opening, agency banking, merchant acquiring, payment systems integration. The students are mentored by experienced Tracom management, project managers and Software engineers.

Our goal is to build and promote local software development talent to bridge the skills gap that has led many software companies to outsource software development to countries outside Africa.


To be a leading center in developing talent for financial technology in Africa and beyond


To develop innovative software engineers through use of emerging technologies to solve local problems, improve penetration of financial services and the use of financial technology in Africa and the rest of the world.

Core values
  • Professionalism & Excellence
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Team Work
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership

Training Partner Tracom Services Limited

With the increasing need to protect information assets, TRACOM Academy has partnered with EC council to offer the best in class security training programs for both corporate and individual clients.

As an Accredited Training Centre (ATC) by EC-Council, we deliver high-quality professional security courses.

Our methodology includes instructor-led training, with technical demonstrations, hands-on labs and lectures. Our trainers are approved Certified EC-Council Instructors (CEI) with wide range of experience in delivering EC-Council’s suite of professional cyber security training programs. Having real-world, practical experience in cybersecurity, the trainers bring to their classroom a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the industry.

 We currently offer EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) training and certifications.

Full stack developer

The full stack Developer training program, is open to college and University graduates with hands-on skills to build and deploy functional application software solutions. Our trainers, and team of experienced developers will teach you how to gather requirements for a project, code, test and deploy applications using contemporary development platforms.

Benefits of the Program
  • Bridge your skills gap, increasing your marketability in the software development space
  • Learn from software engineers at TRACOM Services, a leading payment partner in the region with over 12 years’ experience in financial technology.
  • Enhanced learning and use of high-level programming languages.
  • Interact with advanced software development & deployment platforms.
  • Develop mobile apps and POS terminal applications
  • Develop for both front end, and backend, and achieve full stack programmer status.
  • Exposure to current software project management and Business analysis tools & methodologies
  • Work with cutting edge fintech solutions and projects at TRACOM services.
What you will Learn
  • System requirements gathering and design
  • Front end technology (angular, react)
  • Back-end technology (java using spring boot)
  • Database design and administration.
  • Deployment (DevOps CI/CD)
  • Testing
  • Documentations
  • Creating Mobile app and Pos terminal applications.
  • Integrations with 3rd party systems
  • POS (For payment solutions)
  • UI/UX Design
  • IT Project management
Learning Schedule
  • Fulltime: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday (3 Months)
  • Evening: 5.30pm to 8.30pm Monday to Friday (5 Months)
  • Saturdays 8.30am to 5.30pm (6 Months)

What our students are saying about Tracom academy

Tracom Services Limited

The training was awesome putting into consideration am a female finding a breakthrough to a career that is mostly male.

I learnt software development (starting from problem definition, getting to know the requirements and finally coming up with a solution), communication skills and luckily enough to have an opportunity to start my first job at Tracom Services Limited

Am so happy walking in the street and seeing a solution I took part in makes life easier for the consumer and getting to hear good feedback.

This was a good opportunity.

Thank you, Tracom Services.

Eugenia Mbuya
Software Developer, Tracom Services
Tracom Services Limited

I think the Tracom academy initiative is a great project and grateful for the opportunity it gave me to join the Fintech world and IT in general.

I joined the academy in the year 2019 with knowledge of web design and graphic design. After training for 6 months and working on projects made me accept the new challenge. At first, it was hard but with time I started understanding the POS world and it became more fun, Since then I have worked on many payments project from start up to production.

I will like to appreciate the whole team behind the academy and the Tracom family, in general, they were supportive and always helped where one was stuck. Kudos!! Tracom and continue with the good spirit

I will like to appreciate the whole team behind the academy and the Tracom family, in general, they were supportive and always helped where one was stuck. Kudos!! Tracom and continue with the good spirit

Valentine Wabwire
Software developer, Tracom Services
Tracom Services Limited

I am proud to say that the knowledge I gained, particularly in web development - using tech stacks such as; JavaScript (Angular framework), Java (Spring boot), databases (Oracle) - gave me the competitive edge in skill sets required by the market for highly competent web engineers. Since graduating I have worked on projects used in the market, with guidance from, and interactions with senior Tracom devs

Tracom academy instilled a feeling of confidence in not only my current employers; as I help them build and scale their business but also in me as I pursued more ways of advancing myself for the circle of life dictates; one must first be an apprentice, then a journeyman before becoming a master.

Peter Kairu
Software developer