NCC commences 600 youths ICT training

Bisola David
Bisola David
NCC commences 600 youths ICT training

The Nigerian Communications Commission has started nationwide ICT training for a new group of 600 youths to prepare them for the modern digital age.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that this information was found in a statement that the NCC released and made available to journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan.

The two-week training is set to begin concurrently in Ibadan, Lagos, Ilorin, Abuja, and 12 other centers throughout the country.

The training package would provide participants with free lodging, meals, free laptops, PCs, mobile Mifi internet devices as well as three-month subscriptions, training materials, and training certificates.

The policy aims to refocus and reposition Nigerian youth toward the digital era through initiatives to create digital jobs.

“This involves a two-week training and capacity-building initiative for about 600 youths across the six geopolitical zones that will harness their strength and stimulate/empower them for self-employment,”  It explained.

The Information and Communication Technology sector’s contributions to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product would rise, according to the Commission.

The Commission also stated that the program’s anticipated results include the creation of youth-targeted digital jobs that implement digital inclusion; “Reach out to young people who lack the ICT skills necessary to participate in the digital economy and realize their potential through the provision of modern ICT tools to support their trade.

According to the statement, the goal was to “Create a pool of Master-Trainer-Youths who will serve as mentors and trainers to others in their communities and to enhance their earning potentials.”

The program aims to improve Nigerian young’s technical and scientific skills while also enhancing their capacity as trained youth to exchange experiences through ICT.

It claimed that access to ICT-enabled services like banking, micro, and macro enterprise systems will be improved by the training.

“It would strengthen the economy’s ICT Micro and SMEs subsector as well as youths’ capacity to apply digital skills to process documents for planning and budgeting purposes.

“Provide youths and craftsmen with the necessary ICT technical skills for smartphone assembly, maintenance, and diagnostics. expand access and self-employment opportunities,” it said.

The Commission noted that the training would increase artisans/youth mentorship ability to transfer knowledge as well as provide needed ICT tools to trainees to aid their craftsmanship.

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