Digital education gets another boost!
As call-for-entries for 2020 MTN ICT and Business Skills Training begins
The MTN Foundation has commenced a call-for-entries for the fourth phase of its ICT and Business Skills Training programme. The programme organised in partnership with some of its ecosystem partners — Google, Oracle and Cisco — will expose 1,500 Nigerian youth to the latest development in entrepreneurship and digital marketing.
This year’s edition of the programme covering different areas of digital skills will be delivered virtually by experts from Google, Oracle and Cisco. Applications are welcome from individuals who reside and operate small businesses in Abia, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna States. The call for applications opens on the 1st of October, 2020 and closes on the 25th of October, 2020.
Commenting on the initiative, Nonny Ugboma, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation said: “Success in all aspects of life has become increasingly dependent on our ability to pivot digital solutions. As an ICT company invested in Nigeria’s future, we are constantly seeking ways to bridge the gap between our youth and the skills they require to thrive in a digital world. This is the raison d’etre of this initiative — the need to empower young Nigerians to excel in a digitally-driven economy.”
Over 1,900 young entrepreneurs have been trained across five states (Oyo, Kano, Imo, Nasarawa and Rivers) since the initiative started in 2018. The MTN Foundation plans to roll-out this progamme in phases across Nigeria.
Since its inception in 2005, the MTN Foundation has invested over 21 billion Naira in various projects across the 36 states and FCT.