Coding For Employment Program
– Coding for Employment
The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched the Coding for Employment (CfE) program as a part of the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (2016 – 2025) to address the digital skills gap among African youths by providing demand-driven basic, intermediate and advanced digital skills training plus job linkages and equipping youths across Africa with the skills and opportunities needed to secure ICT, ICT-enabled, and ICT services employment.
The target beneficiaries in the Coding for Employment (CfE) program are youths who are currently employed, underemployed or unemployed with a minimum of secondary school education or its equivalent and proficiency in numeracy and verbal communication. Particular consideration will be given to women as 50% of all participants in the Coding for Employment Program must be women.
Below are the three main program categories
BASIC SKILLS TRAINING
This is the beginner level of the program and it targets recent graduates and young professionals who need to improve proficiency in any Microsoft Office tool and develop the basic digital skills needed to work effectively in today’s work environment. This training also introduces participants to software programming and data science.
INTERMEDIATE SKILLS TRAINING
The Intermediate Skills Training will focus on training participating youths on functional software programming, frontend design, and data science to equip them with the skills needed to pursue careers in Data Science, Frontend Design, and Software Programming. This program will be completed both online and onsite.
ADVANCED SKILLS TRAINING
This training is for participants with foundational programming and data science skills and desire to develop skills in Advanced Programming, Machine Learning and Python, AI and Machine Learning, AI Strategy, and BOT Framework, Building Bots with Node Js. and REST, and Developing Intelligent Chatbot.
The Coding for Employment has widened my horizon on how to use Microsoft Office. This program is the best thing that has happened to me this year. It has equipped me with the skills I need in my career. Thank you for shaping my life.
JAMES Bukola Olutola
The Coding for Employment Program was very educational and interesting. It has exposed me to the technical and soft skills needed to be relevant in today’s corporate world.
It’s been a great experience. I like how everything was organized and we could discuss and give feedback to our facilitators who were quite impressive compared to other online learning platforms I have attended.
Uroko Felix John
I had a fantastic experience. I learned so many new stuffs I never knew existed. It’s really an eye-opener.
Jacob Osesua Eriewelo
For me, it was a wonderful experience because I have access to all the courses from the comfort of my home and was learning at my convenience. I must say, I have learned new soft and technical skills I didn’t know or have before. I also have some ideas on how to go about starting a business, like carrying out a market survey first. My experience so far has been overwhelming as I am already implementing what I have learned in the past weeks. This is a wonderful experience for me.
I appreciate the opportunity given to me to improve myself and at no financial cost to me and my classmates. It was an awesome experience and it has improved my employment ratings and entrepreneurship acumen/drive. This contribution of yours to improve the lives of the Nigerian youth will remain indelible in the history of Nigeria, especially at this time when every other glimmer of hope in the country seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Thank you once again.
By and large, the course was enjoyable, educative, revealing, and informative. Bravo to McAnderson Institute of Technology and please keep up the good work. Thank you.
I am very happy to be among the privileged few to undergo this program. I have always looked forward to becoming computer literate and this program was like a dream come true for me. My experience thus far has been a very educative one, I got to learn about Microsoft 365, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Spreadsheet, Digital literacy, Soft skills, how to start a business amongst others. I can now boldly say I am a computer literate. Thanks to Coding for Employment program.
The experience was a remarkable one and I look forward to gaining employment and fully utilizing the skills learned in this program.
Thank you McAnderson institute of technology and other affiliated bodies, God bless you richly.
The experience has been eye-opening for the past 4 weeks. As basic as some courses (Microsoft 101, Digital literacy), I was wowed by tremendous hidden information, and new knowledge acquired through them. I have been able to learn and know more about Microsoft packages and how to maximize its usage, most especially some packages where I thought I have mastery.
Thanks to the AfDB, McAnderson Institute, and my learning centre (Covenant University) for this awesome experience. I must commend the efforts of all the facilitators. They are very awesome, and the facilitation sessions were interactive all through. Thanks once again to all the partners that make this happen.
Williams Michael Manja
The lessons are insightful and great. They exposed me to many different novel ways to tackle information input in a Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint, etc. I’m happy to have learned so much about the Microsoft Outlook, soft skills… in fact, all the courses are enjoyable if you have a passion for learning something new. I also find the use of OneDrive very interesting. Truly, I remain indebtedly grateful to Microsoft, African Development Bank, and the affiliate institutions for making available such life-changing knowledge to the generality of African youths. All we’ve to do is to encourage more youths to take the course and there’s nothing we can’t do using the computer and different software to help ourselves. Thanking you a lot!
Hajara Hassan Abdullahi
I thank Almighty Allah for allowing me to register with you, it is indeed a great achievement for me. I enjoyed being with you since the first week. My overall experience in the Coding for Employment program is that I learned as much as possible about Microsoft, in which before I know nothing about Microsoft, just the computer which is the introductory part.
McAnderson Institute of Technology
A forward-thinking institute building a community of tech talents with up to date globally relevant and practical knowledge. MIT is using a hands-on practical approach and technology to accelerate digital skill training for individuals and organizations. Leading to the required Professional certifications from bodies such as Microsoft, Oracle, CISCO, etc. Hence, offering the following key training course options: Mobile Apps Development, Website Design and Development; and Network & Systems Engineering
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