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DevCareer and UK-Nigeria Tech Hub announce partnership to digitally upskill 1700 Nigerians

The program aims to bridge the digital skills gap and is open to individuals from diverse backgrounds, ensuring inclusivity and equal access to opportunities

DevCareer and UK-Nigeria Tech Hub announce partnership to digitally upskill 1700 Nigerians

DevCareer, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting young Africans looking to start a tech career, recently announced a partnership with the UK- Nigeria Tech Hub.

The UK- Nigeria Tech Hub is an initiative by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS) to support the growth of the Technology ecosystem in Nigeria, to provide digital skills to 1700 Nigerians and prepare them for a career in the tech industry.

DevCareer Tech Program is a 6-month training program that will equip 1700 selected participants with in-demand skills in software development, design and product management.

The program aims to bridge the digital skills gap and is open to individuals from diverse backgrounds, ensuring inclusivity and equal access to opportunities.

The programme stands out for its commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering digital inclusion in Nigeria.

Through a blend of expert-led training, mentorship and hands-on projects, participants will gain the industry-relevant knowledge needed to launch their careers in Product Management, Software development, and Design.

Speaking on the partnership, Sultan Akintude, founder of DevCareer, stated that there was a need to provide indigenous support to everyone who could not get an opportunity like this and is happy the DevCareer Tech program would be doing that.

In his words, “We will go into remote areas to train and educate people about this partnership. Our goal is to make this opportunity as distributed as possible. If there’s a chance that we can positively change the career trajectory of a particular group of people in any part of Nigeria, we’re open to exploring that chance. With the support of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, we can further expand our support and accelerate growth.”

The Programme Manager of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Chisom Udemezue, stated that the programme was designed to address the pressing issue of unemployment by bridging the digital skills gap and establishing a talent pipeline for tech startups. By nurturing and connecting these talents with thriving entrepreneurial ventures, we aim to drive sustainable growth in the technology industry and contribute to the overall economic prosperity of Nigeria.

Interested applicants can apply on the DevCareer’s website or directly.

Applications are scheduled to close on July 14th and the program will run from August 2023 to January 2024.

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is an initiative by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS) to support the growth of the technology ecosystem in Nigeria.

It works to stimulate local digital economies, support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and jobs, build high-end digital skills, and forge innovative partnerships between local tech firms and international businesses.

The UK -Nigeria Tech Hub works to stimulate local digital economies, support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and jobs, build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between Nigerian tech sectors and international businesses.

DevCareer is a non-profit organisation focused on equipping the next generation of technologists and innovators. They provide courses, structured curriculum, mentorship, laptops, and co-learning subscription, internet subscription - at zero cost to constrained new tech talent on a path to acquiring a new skill. DevCareer has a presence in 10 states in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia.

The ed-tech startup has championed its course through the Laptops4Developers boot camp, scholarship distribution, data stipend distribution, and playing with domestic and international organisations.

An active community with 16000+ members, a combined scholarship of 2000 awarded in varying programs, 172 interns trained and given a laptop in 3 cohorts, several of which have gone to work on-site and remotely in notable technology companies (Healthtracka, Flutterwave, Bento, Plentywaka). Build a career in tech with ease by being a part of the DevCareer Community.

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