15 Sep 2023
Ingryd Academy has formed a strategic partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF). This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster tech talent, and empower aspiring tech professionals across the continent. Beginning this October, the program will welcome its first cohort of 1,000 participants, followed by three additional cohorts over the next 12 months.
The partnership between Ingryd Academy and LSETF signifies a commitment to empowering Africa's tech future. As the demand for tech professionals continues to rise globally, it's crucial to nurture and develop homegrown talent.
Khadijat Abdulkadir, CEO of Ingryd Academy, explains the vision behind the Ingryd Scholarship Program in partnership with LSETF: "In this partnership with LSETF, the Ingryd Scholarship Program envisions a future where Africa’s tech talent rises to its full potential, driving innovation, and propelling the continent to the forefront of the global tech landscape. Together, we’re not just closing the tech talent gap; we’re opening doors to endless possibilities, empowering aspiring tech professionals, and shaping a brighter, more innovative Africa."
The Ingryd Scholarship Program is renowned for offering free training in critical tech skill sets such as Java, Linux, cybersecurity, and data science. Its comprehensive six-month curriculum includes a three-month paid internship, enabling participants to gain practical experience and apply their newly acquired skills.
Beginning this October, the program will welcome its first cohort of 1,000 participants, followed by three additional cohorts over the next 12 months. This phased approach ensures that each participant receives a comprehensive and impactful learning experience.
The Ingryd Scholarship Program, backed by LSETF’s support, represents a substantial investment estimated at 3 billion Naira. This financial commitment underscores the program’s dedication to nurturing tech talent and driving progress on the African continent.
The partnership between the Ingryd Scholarship Program and LSETF exemplifies the collaborative vision of two entities deeply committed to shaping the future of tech talent in Africa. By leveraging each other’s strengths, they aim to create an ecosystem where innovation thrives, tech careers flourish, and Africa’s tech potential is fully realized.
Aspiring tech enthusiasts eager to join this transformative journey are invited to apply for the first cohort. The application window opens on September 5th and closes on October 5th, 2023. Training for the inaugural cohort is scheduled to commence on October 16, 2023.
The Director of Programmes and Coordination at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Omolara Adewumi, emphasizes the significance of the partnership: "The partnership represents a collaborative effort to address the skills gap in the technology sector, promote job creation, and empower Lagos residents with valuable skills for a rapidly evolving industry. It highlights the importance of public-private partnerships in driving economic development and fostering talent development in the region."
The Ingryd Scholarship Program in partnership with LSETF is more than an educational initiative; it is a beacon of opportunity, offering a transformative learning experience for aspiring tech talent across Africa. Together, they are building a brighter, more innovative future for the continent’s tech industry. APPLY HERE: "click Me"