The Anambra State Government, through the Solution Innovation District (SID), has partnered with Decent Job Tech Skills Ltds on its software development program called ‘Code Anambra’. This is a comprehensive training program to empower Ndi Anambra with advanced digital skills and opportunities in the global tech industry.
Code Anambra is designed to equip Anambra youths with the knowledge, expertise and practical skills in various core and advanced digital skills, including Web Development (Frontend), Web Development (Backend), Cloud Computing, Mobile App Development, Machine Learning, Game Development, Artificial Intelligence, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Blockchain Technology, Product Management, Cyber Security, UI/UX Design (Product Design), Digital Marketing and Arduino Programming/Internet of Things
This initiative again reflects the commitment of Mr. Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo CFR, towards promoting innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and job creation in the state.
Code Anambra is a continuous cohort-based program. It is a four-month program that comprises intensive training, learning, and project phases. 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.
The program is open to Anambra indigenes and residents. Participants have two options- join the program completely on-site or completely online.
Upon the successful completion of the program, top performers will have the unique opportunity to be connected with internship placements in reputable tech companies and organizations. Additionally, outstanding participants could also be matched to available jobs through the Anambra Jobs Program providing them a direct pathway to contribute to the growth of the local tech ecosystem.
Ms. Chinwe Okoli, Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, expressed her excitement about Code Anambra, stating, "We are delighted to formally jumpstart the Code Anambra program in line with Mr. Governor’s agenda of raising 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 Mr Governor's grand vision of making Anambra the Digital and Creative Capital of Nigeria. In addition to our business incubation program focused at raising technology-enabled startups, we recently concluded the training of 20,000 youths in the LevelUp Anambra program and further empowered top performers with Laptops and Internship Placements. We are committed to empowering Ndi Anambra to take the centre stage and become innovation drivers in the global innovation ecosystem. Developing digital experts in Anambra is critical as we build the Silicon Valley of Africa, that is the Solution Innovation District.
“Code Anambra program will serve as a catalyst for the growth of the local tech industry by nurturing and developing the next generation of innovators, inventors, digital skilled workers and 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. We are proud to have Decent Job Tech Skills as our training partner on this program.
Speaking on the partnership, Chigozie Ezugwu, the Managing Director/CEO of Decent Jobs Tech Skills LTD stated, “We are honoured to partner with the Anambra State Government and the Solution Innovation District in launching the transformative Code Anambra Digital Skills Training Program.
“Providing in-demand digital skills and equipping Anambra Youths with digital skills through the Code Anambra program is a project we are passionate about and we are delighted to contribute to this digital revolution in the State. In this program, 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.
“Together, we'll shape a brighter future for Anambra youths, under the visionary leadership of Mr. Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo CFR and his hardworking Special Adviser on Innovation and Business Incubation, Ms. Chinwe Okoli.
To apply for the Code Anambra training program, interested candidates are invited to visit the official application portal at https://bit.ly/codeanambra
The application ends on November 8, 2023, and interested individuals are encouraged to submit their applications promptly to secure a spot in this highly sought-after program.
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