Honeywell Group has called on members of the public, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to take part in its fifth talent development program slated for early next year to help salvage the economy.
The talent development is a partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, on the ‘Lagos Innovates Programme’ which has benefited over 300 participants within three years.
Vanguard reported that according to the Group, the program has become a wake-up call, even as a recent survey revealed that the Nigerian tech ecosystem still struggles with a short supply of tech talents.
With the most tech talents in Nigeria being either self-taught or schooled in more developed countries.
The Head, Governance and Sustainability, Honeywell Group, Yewande Giwa, said, “We applaud the advancements that young entrepreneurs and IT enthusiasts in Nigeria are making. We also recognise their challenges and have chosen to support young people who are interested in leveraging technology through our partnership with LSETF”.
While addressing the audience, the Head, Startups, Lagos Innovates, Ireayo Oladunjoye, also statee, “Through our partnership with HGL (Honeywell Group Limited), we are able to reach more people and help them live better lives.”