• Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

    Anambra State Government Wraps Up Digital Skills Training For 20,000 Youths, Unveils Code Anambra Initiative

    The Government of Anambra State has completed the training of 20,000 ndị Anambra in no-code digital skills, marking a successful endeavor.

    Building upon this achievement, the state introduced a software development program called “Code Anambra.”

    This program is being piloted through the Solution Innovation District initiative.

    “Code Anambra” is a comprehensive training program in software development, with the primary objective of empowering the people of Anambra State, known as Ndi Anambra, with advanced and sought-after coding skills. The program aims to provide participants with valuable opportunities in the thriving global tech industry.

    Ms. Chinwe Okoli, the Special Adviser to Governor Soludo on Innovation and Business Incubation, explained that “Code Anambra” is specifically designed to equip Anambra’s talented tech enthusiasts with the necessary knowledge, expertise, and practical skills in various areas of software development.

    These include Product Design, Frontend Development, Backend Development, Fullstack Development, and Mobile App Development.

    “Code Anambra training program is starting just as the Solution Innovation District in partnership with Microsoft and Wootlab Foundation concludes the training of 20,000 Anambra youths on web design, graphic design, digital marketing, productivity tools and digital entrepreneurship in a program tagged ‘LevelUp Anambra’.

    “This initiative reflects the commitment of Governor Chukwuma Soludo towards promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation in the state”.

    Ms. Okoli stated that Code Anambra is a continuous cohort-based program; a four-month program that comprises intensive training, learning, and project phases, pointing out that the program also includes a two-month internship phase post training for the top talents.

    “Code Anambra is open to both indigenes and residents of Anambra State who possess a certain level of proficiency in using computers. By participating in this training program, individuals will have the opportunity to enhance their technical skills and embark on a promising career path within the thriving software development industry.

    “During the four-month on-site training period, participants will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum developed by industry experts. They will gain hands-on experience, work on real-world projects, and receive mentorship from experienced professionals.

    “Code Anambra program is designed to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, enabling participants to excel in their chosen software development fields.

    “Upon the successful completion of the program, top performers will have the unique opportunity to for internship placements in reputable tech companies and organizations”.

    The Special Adviser stressed that outstanding participants could also be considered for job openings, providing them with a direct pathway to employment and contributing to the growth of the local tech ecosystem.

    She expressed excitement about Code Anambra, noting that the training program is in line with the Governor’s agenda to raise the Anambra Digital Tribe who possess advanced digital skills that are competitive at home and exportable abroad.

    “Our programs at Solution Innovation District are designed to achieve the Governor’s vision of making Anambra the Digital and Creative Capital of Nigeria.
    “We just concluded the training of 20,000 youths in the LevelUp Anambra program and announced the winners of Laptops and Internship Placements. We are committed to empower Ndi Anambra to take the center stage in the global innovation ecosystem.

    “Code Anambra program will serve as a catalyst for the growth of the local tech industry by nurturing and developing the next generation of software development talents in Anambra State.

    “At Solution Innovation District, we are building the ecosystem to make Anambra State the preferred destination for tech talents, creatives, innovators, inventors and solution providers.

    “We are grooming exportable home-grown digital talents in Anambra and we look forward to witnessing the transformative impact this program will have on the lives of participants, the entrepreneurship and the innovation ecosystem in the state”, she noted.

    To participate in the Code Anambra training program, individuals who are interested are requested to visit the official application portal located at https://portal.sid.ng/apply.

    The application period commences on July 1, 2023. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications promptly in order to secure a position in this exceedingly competitive program.

    To apply for the Code Anambra Training program, please visit https://portal.sid.ng/apply.

    For any inquiries or further assistance, kindly reach out to our team using the following contact details:
    Phone: 07068907220, 09018890430

    WhatsApp: https://wa.me/2348136553738 (08136553738)

    Email: sid@anambrastate.gov.ng or innovation@anambrastate.gov.ng

    For more information, please visit https://innovation.anambrastate.gov.ng/coda-anambra.

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