DevCareer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young Africans pursuing tech careers, has announced a collaboration with the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub. The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, an initiative by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS), aims to bolster the growth of the technology ecosystem in Nigeria. This partnership aims to provide digital skills training to 1700 Nigerians, equipping them for successful careers in the tech industry.
The comprehensive 6-month training program will focus on developing in-demand skills in software development, design, and product management. By addressing the digital skills gap in the country, the program aims to bridge the divide and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds, ensuring inclusivity and equal access to opportunities.
Founder of DevCareer, Sultan Akintude, emphasized the importance of providing indigenous support to individuals who may not have had previous access to such opportunities. The DevCareer Tech program aims to fill this gap and provide a platform for aspiring tech professionals to thrive.
What sets this program apart is its commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering digital inclusion in Nigeria. Participants will engage in expert-led training sessions, receive mentorship from industry professionals, and work on hands-on projects to gain practical experience. The program focuses on equipping individuals with the industry-relevant knowledge and skills needed to launch successful careers in product management, software development, and design.
The collaboration between DevCareer and the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is a significant step towards building a thriving and inclusive technology ecosystem in Nigeria. By empowering aspiring tech professionals with the necessary digital skills, this partnership aims to drive innovation, economic growth, and opportunities for individuals across the country.