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Paradigm Initiative, Dufuna Technologies Train Graduates For Employability

With youth unemployment/underemployment rate (according to the National Bureau of Statistics) at 55.4% in Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative and Dufuna are collaborating to run a digital skills training program to empower underserved youth with relevant digital skills and connect them to both local and global opportunities, thus contributing to easing the unemployment burden in the country.

The Project Lead at Dufuna, Olatokunbo Fagbamigbe, stated, “Dufuna technology limited is a training-focused organization that is passionate about tackling unemployment among recent graduates through its training programs.

“From October 2019, the collaboration between Paradigm Initiative and Dufuna will be organising a 6-month hands-on CodeCamp which  is a Lagos-based, project-centric software engineering training programme for recent graduates”.

Prior to this new initiative, Paradigm Initiative had for eight years (beginning 2012) run its innovative Techtiary program, which had enabled students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions develop entrepreneurial and technical skills during the course of their University programs, with many success stories as a testament to its impact. This collaboration between Paradigm Initiative with Dufuna announces the rebranding of the Techtiary program.

Also commenting, the Program Manager for Digital Inclusion at Paradigm Initiative, Tosin Abolaji, remarked, “The programme will equip participants with skills in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL, algorithms & data structures and software version control and classes will be taught both virtually and physically (in Lagos).  No prior knowledge of programming is required but however, to succeed in the programme, participants must have the determination to succeed and be a self-starter.”

Applications for this program opened August 2 and closes August 30 2019.

Selected applicants are required to pay a sum of ₦500,000 spread over 30 months after the third month following the programme completion.

This is a deferred payment model that allows trainees to only pay for the cost of the program (₦500,000) after they have completed the program and started work based on new skills picked up during the training.

Interested candidates can apply via the Platform.

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