A group of digital skills trainers under the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has organized a skill development session for corps members in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
This was contained in a press statemare forwarded to Techparley on Wednesday.
Tagged: NITDA DEEP PROJECT, the program is the agency’s commitment to implementing the National Digital economy policy.
The initiative, led by MindTheGap team, saw the training of over 1000 corps members in Ilorin.
According to the lead trainer, Ayodele Olorunfemi, digital skills have become the solace for the youth in times of lack of job opportunities.
“The youth cannot continue to complain of lack of job opportunities. The world is going tech, we must be part of that drive to stay ahead,” he said.
“It is our hope that through this program we can help more people access jobs and take many out of poverty.”
Also speaking, Ridwan Adelaja, co-trainer, urged participants to seize the opportunity of their service year to develop in-demand skills, describing it as a “life safer”.
“In-demand skills are life safers -anytime, anyday. This is a good time to tap into the system. With a degree from the University, you are at an advantage in the gig economy.”