FG Opens Application for First Phase of Tech Talent Training Programme

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy on Friday opened the application process for the first phase of the three million tech talents training programme (3TTT).

The programme is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s vision of creating 2 million digital jobs by 2025, which is aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone to power the country’s digital economy and position Nigeria as a net talent exporter.

Business Post had reported earlier this week that Mr Bosun Tijani, the country’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, has said the target will be reached through three phases.

He based the model on a 1 per cent – 10 per cent – 100 per cent implementation approach. The first phase will aim to train and place 30,000 technical talents, representing 1 per cent of the overall target.

The 10 per cent phase will increase this to 300,000 talents and the 100 per cent will round off the number to 3 million.

According to the Minister, this will be executed based on the framework co-created with key stakeholders across government agencies, training providers, educational institutions, development agencies, and the private sector.

The first phase of the programme, executed in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), would involve multiple stakeholders, including fellows, training providers, partners and placement organisations.

For the first phase, the scheme will focus on 12 technical skills, including software development, UI/UX design, data analysis and visualisation, quality assurance, product management, data science, and animation.

Others include Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML), cybersecurity, game development, cloud computing, and Dev Ops.

The 3MTT programme application can be accessed via 3mtt.nitda.gov.ng.

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