After the remarkable success of its inaugural edition, which saw 300 young talents trained and 70% securing employment in the tech sector across 10 countries, Digital Africa is thrilled to announce the launch of the Talent 4 Startups Program 2nd Edition. This pioneering initiative is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing digital education in Africa, with an ambitious goal to train 1,500 individuals in vital tech skills, directly addressing startup recruitment challenges across the continent.
In an exciting collaboration with us at Univelcity, a leading tech education organization in Lagos, Nigeria, founded in 2016, this initiative specifically targets Nigerian youths. This strategic partnership is tailored to meet the unique needs of startups and aspiring tech professionals in Nigeria, aiming to train 120 individuals under Univelcity’s expert guidance.
Univelcity, a leading technology education company renowned for its role in accelerating tech talent in Africa through intensive courses and job placement services, has a track record of training over 15,000 individuals through its various bootcamp programs, workshops and masterclasses, with an impressive 90% job placement rate within six months post-completion.
Inclusive and Diverse Learning
The Talent 4 Startups 2nd Edition is committed to diversity, aiming for at least 40% female participation among trainees. This fully-funded scholarship program, supported by Digital Africa, commences in March 2024 and seeks to mitigate talent acquisition challenges for startups while providing tangible employment opportunities for participants. Applications are now open and closes by February 25, 2024.
The program offers a comprehensive learning experience that bridges the gap between conventional education and industry demands. It is designed for aspiring professionals, recent graduates, and individuals aged 18-35 in Nigeria, who are keen to excel in the digital realm. The courses, provided in collaboration with Univelcity, include:
- Product Management: Covering the entire product lifecycle, from market need assessment to development and launch.
- Full-stack Development: Offering mastery in both Frontend and Backend development for dynamic web applications.
- Data Science: Focusing on Python programming, statistical analysis, and machine learning to derive insights from data.
Additionally, participants will receive training in vital soft skills such as effective communication, emotional intelligence, and time management, further enhancing their professional capabilities. This 6-month program includes both in-person and online components, culminating in job placement opportunities.
Strategic Talent Placement
This collaboration extends beyond education, strategically connecting trained talent with local and global organizations. Supported by Digital Africa, this encompasses partnerships with startups, walk-in businesses, and leveraging the business process outsourcing industries for direct job placement.
Call to Action
Digital Africa and Univelcity invite aspiring tech professionals, recent graduates, and anyone eager to advance their tech career within the age range of 18-35 in Nigeria, to apply for the Talent 4 Startups training commencing in March 2024. Seize this opportunity to gain the necessary tech skills for a thriving career in technology. Applications close on February 25, 2024.Stay updated and inspired by following @digitalafrica and @univelcity on social media for regular updates, program highlights, and testimonials. Don’t miss out on this transformative opportunity – Apply Now!