UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Partners with NerdzFactory to Aid Tech Ecosystem
The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub has partnered with NerdzFactory to launch its Design, Product, and Developer School in Nigeria.
The programme is aimed at equipping aspiring graphics and product designers, product managers, and software developers with world-class design, product, and development skills required to compete globally in the 21st century and enable them to kick-start their careers in Technology.
The said program will equip 200 young Nigerians across the 6 geo-political zones in the country in 2 cohorts of 100 participants each across the three tracks ranging from Design, Product and Software Development.
Each cohort of the program is a 2 month of virtual training that will be conducted online with the first cohort kicking off on the 22nd of November 2021 while the 2nd cohort of another 100 participants will commence on 10th January 2022. Participants of the program will also gain access to mentorship and economic opportunities after the training.
In an issued statement, the Country Director of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Adaeze Sokan stated that; “As Nigeria’s Population continues to grow with a burgeoning number of resilient youths rising to the challenge to acquire and upskill themselves with digital and tech skills amidst the high rate of unemployment, we are pleased to offer support to Nigerian Youths and the tech-ecosystem at large through this capacity-building programme.”
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In his part, Ade’ Olowojoba, Founding Partner of NerdzFactory, stated; “ NerdzFactory is delighted to be working with the UK Nigeria Tech Hub to train and mentor this crop of young Nigerians in gaining the necessary skills and exposure required for them to advance in the local and international tech ecosystem.
The program is particularly interesting for us as an organization as it perfectly aligns with our organization’s mission of empowering every individual, organization and institution to create a prosperous future.”
The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is an initiative of the UK Government Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to support the growth of the Technology ecosystem in Nigeria.
The registration for the program is open. Interested individuals can apply here