Below are some Frequesntly Asked Questions that will help you get started with the program.
1. What is the Coding for Employment program about?
The Coding for Employment program is initiated and sponsored by the African Development Bank and her partners as a part of the Jobs for Youths in Africa Strategy (2016 – 2025) to address the digital skills gap among African youths by providing demand-driven ICT 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.
2. Who are the sponsors of the Coding for Employment program?
The Coding for Employment program is sponsored by the African Development Bank and select institutional partners.
3. Who is MIT or McAnderson Institute of Technology?
McAnderson Institute of Technology or MIT is the Program Implementing Unit (PIU) for the Coding for Employment Program in Nigeria responsible for delivering all the outcomes of the program on behalf of the Program Sponsors.
McAnderson Institute of Technology is a Nigerian tech talent training and outsourcing company based in Abuja and committed to building a community of tech minds who will harness and accelerate the talent and skills of young Africans, thereby cultivating the next generation of tech experts who will innovatively solve Africa’s many challenges.
Read More about McAnderson Institute of Technology here
4. How will people be trained in the Coding for Employment program?
Training in the Coding for Employment program will be conducted both online and onsite.
Onsite training will resume at our four (4) partnering institutions in Nigeria, called Centres of Excellence when public education resumes due to the COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns.
5. What is the role of the partnering institutions called Centers of Excellence (CoE)?
There are four (4) Nigerian institutions (Center of Excellence) who have partnered with the Coding for Employment Program to provide the facilities and venue to train selected beneficiaries. These institutions are
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
- Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State
- Gombe State University, Gombe State and
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
6. Is the Coding for Employment Program open only to students or past graduates of the partnering institutions?
All the training in the Coding for Employment Program – Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced are open to all young persons living in Nigeria who meet the selection criteria.
7. Is an internship or job guaranteed at the end of the training?
Successful graduates of the program will be linked to internship and job opportunities with our employer-partners, but eventual placement depends on how well beneficiaries apply the lessons from the program and the recruiter’s prerogative.
8. Is the program free?
Yes. No fee or charge at any point in the program.
Thanks to the Program Sponsor, enrolment in the Coding for Employment program is totally free. And NO FEE will be charged at any point in the program.
9. Any registration fees?
Again, No registration, enrolment, or acceptance fee is required at any point in the program.
10. Why should I register for the program?
The program holds benefits to all who participate and successfully graduate from the program.
The program will equip beneficiaries at different levels with the basic, intermediate, or advanced digital skills they need to launch or secure ICT, ICT-enabled, and ICT services employment.
The program also offers soft skills and entrepreneurship training as well as valuable networking opportunities with employer-partners all at zero cost.
11. How do I register for basic skills training?
Registration in the Coding for Employment Program is simple and straight forward.
Click here and fill the registration form with accurate information. You will receive an immediate email correspondence showing you the next steps.
12. Should Women apply?
Moreso, 50% of all training spots in the basic, intermediate, and advanced training have been reserved for women.
13. Do I have to be unemployed or employed to attend?
The program is especially targeted at unemployed and underemployed youths across Nigeria who need demand-driven digital skills training and opportunities to secure a decent job.
However, we welcome the application of all young persons of working age, especially if you want to learn digital skills relevant to thriving in the workplace of today and the future.
14. How long will the program last?
The basic skills training program is self-paced, but the online facilitation program is spread over four (4) weeks.
The intermediate and advanced skills training will last for 3-4 months.
15. How is the program different from other digital skills programs?
Beyond imparting beneficiaries with relevant digital skills, our training curriculum is demand-driven meaning that our training reflects the talent need of employer-partners.
16. Is the program online or onsite?
The program is both online and onsite.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only the online program is ongoing but plans are ongoing to set up onsite training at the Centres of Excellence soon after public education reopens across the country.
18. What are the basic skills training about and who should attend?
The Basic Skills Training in the Coding for Employment Program targets recent graduates and young professionals who need to develop the basic digital skills and master the work tools needed to work effectively in today’s work environment.
At the end of the Basic Skills Training, successful graduates will expect to acquire the knowledge and basic digital skills to work effectively in today’s work environment, gain access to a wide range of soft skills, employability, and entrepreneurship training that will all combine to increase the employability and job readiness of successful program graduates.
19. What are the intermediate and advanced skills training about and who should attend?<br />
The Intermediate Skills Training will focus on training participating youths with above basic digital skills on functional programming and data science to equip them with one of the most sought-after digital skills today.
20. Any success stories from past graduates?
Check our social media pages and the ‘Testimonials’ section of this page for some selected success stories from beneficiaries who consented to share their feedback to the general public.
Instagram: @afdb_c4e and @mcandersonng, Twitter: @AfDB_C4E and @McAndersonNG
22. Do I need a Laptop to participate?
Use of Laptop or any computer is highly encouraged as it allows you to practice on-the-go the lessons learned in the program. But if you don’t own one and can’t make provision (even if temporarily), you may still partake in the program with your mobile device.
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