According to the UN, 1 in 6 people today are aged 15 – 24. Now, more than ever, young people in this age bracket are facing an uphill struggle to launch their careers and find stable employment. This is especially the case in Nigeria due to factors like population migration, uneven distribution of resources, and lack of adequate education. With few opportunities for competitive compensation or benefits packages, many young people are leaving for greener pastures. So much so that Nigeria has officially declared a “brain-drain” epidemic.
To stem the flow of frustrated talent leaving the country and equip them with the digital skillset to launch their careers, elev8 and Microsoft have launched the: Software Development Career Progression Program.
This three-month, life-changing opportunity took 125 selected candidates and put them through an intensive hybrid training program to develop their technical and power skills. Each participant benefited from industry-leading learning sessions on programming, cloud computing, emerging technologies, artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), data science, and machine learning. The power skills sessions included workshops on critical thinking, lateral leadership communication, presentation, and employability skills.
The program was such a success, that 25% of the graduates received an offer of employment before completion. The other participants are approaching the tech job market with a newfound level of confidence, secure in the knowledge that they have skills to add tangible value to any organization from day one.
elev8 is committed to shaping the tech talent of tomorrow. If you are interested in participating in the next Software Development Career Progression Program, please (contact or registry method here) today. If you are representing an organization looking to hire fresh tech graduates, click here.
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