Sector :Education & Training
Entrepreneur :Issa Compaoré
Creation date :2000
In portfolio since :2019

The Institut Supérieur de Technologies (IST) is a private secular technical and vocational higher education institution.

With more than 2,000 students spread over its 24 training courses, including 11 in management sciences, the institution currently has six sites, including three franchises.

IST prepares its students for BTS, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. It currently delivers 32 diplomas including 23 recognized by CAMES, thus placing the institution in 3rd place among the institutions with the highest number of recognized diplomas.

A company lead by Issa Compaore

Company manager with more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant, Issa Compaoré was trained as a State Engineer in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Production Engineering at the Mohammedia School of Engineering (EMI in Rabat).

In 1995, back in Burkina Faso, he started teaching. He was then professor of physics, management and corporate culture at the National School of Telecommunications between 1997 and 2000. Parallel to his teaching duties, he also provides consulting services through his company called DEMAIN SARL (Développement et Management Industrie), created in January 1997. 

In 2000, driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he decided to create IST (Institut Supérieur des Technologies).

Partnership with Sinergi Burkina

IST benefits from an investment in capital whose objectives are : 

  • The establishment of a reliable accounting information system
  • Consolidation of contracts with franchises
  • Trademark protection

Expected impacts

  • Consolidation of more than 150 full and part-time jobs
  • Reflection on a scholarship program for students in difficult circumstances
  • Establishing good governance