Worried by Nigeria’s poor global index in Information and Technology , a Firm, Conclase has launched an Academy to develop 5,000 talents within the next five years .
Speaking at an ICT seminar held in Ado Ekiti,the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Adeposi Bamiduro said the initiative is targeted at bridging the current gap in the sector .
According to him , Nigeria has abysmally low number of 85,000 technology experts out of its over 200 million population, with many migrating abroad regularly to seek greener pastures on yearly basis.
He regretted that Nigeria’s low talents’ developing innovation and brain drain in technology sector in the country is contributing substantially to geometric increase in poverty level and slow economic pace .
Bamiduro stated that the Conclase Academy innovation, launched on September 5, 2022, was borne out of the shortage of skilled developers available in the technology space.
The Proprietor disclosed that the technology school was specifically designed to help new entrants learn in-demand technology skills and support upskilling moves of established software engineers in the country.
He stated that the application for Conclase Academy is open to people questing for specialities in Flutter, React, Software Quality Assurance, and Product Design, with students guaranteed internship placements and job opportunities on completion of their programmes.
Bamiduro said: “A report by Korn Ferry predicts that by 2030, there will be as many as 85 million unfilled tech roles, translating to over $8 trillion lost revenue annually across the globe.
“Conclase is not new to the technology talent market and the shortages that exist, as the company helps companies like Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, 7Up Bottling Company, GIG Group, Kenya’s Equity Bank, FCMB, among others, hired technology talents for their teams and projects.
“Through Conclase Academy, we intend to bridge the talent gap with its ambitious plan to help as many as 500 people learn a programming language affordably before the end of 2022. A total of 5,000 to be trained in five years.
“The Academy had previously graduated two batches of developers in Net, Flutter, Software Quality Assurance, UI/UX, and Angular using a fully on-site learning model at the Conclase Technology Hub in Lagos.
“The launch of Conclase Academy and its online Learning Management System will make it possible for learners to connect and learn from anywhere. Interested Nigerians can apply via .http://www.conclaseacademy.com