The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) has kicked off an intensive training that prepares beneficiaries to gain sponsored entry positions as software engineers in the Edo Tech Park, an initiative of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.
The Managing Director, EdoJobs, Ukinebo Dare, in a chat with journalists on Wednesday, said the 30-day remedial training programme, ‘Edojobs on-ramped,’ will prepare the youths ahead of the six-month programme with Decagon, which is billed to commence in August.
Governor Obaseki had on December 14, 2020 launched the Edo Tech Park, in partnership with Decagon, an elite software engineering and leadership training institute.
The Edo Tech Park is a technology hub that aims to train at least 15,000 software engineers in Edo State and position them to work remotely in the state for high-paying global clients. It forms part of the state’s strategy to become the technology outsourcing nerve centre in Africa.
According to Dare, “The Edo State Government through Edojobs has commenced an intensive training to prepare beneficiaries to gain sponsored entry into the Edo Tech Park, as the third cohort of its software engineers’ training programme, in partnership with Decagon.
“The programme, which commenced on Monday, July 12, 2021 will span through one month to prepare the participants for the 6-months software engineering programme that would certify them to undertake jobs for local and international companies.”
“During the 30-day period, participants will have access to resources and mentorship from the team of dedicated facilitators from Decagon, in line with Governor Obaseki’s plan to make the state a hub for human capacity development and reposition it as the technology outsourcing nerve centre in Africa.”