The MTN Foundation has commenced call-for entries for the fifth phase of its ICT and Business Skills Training Programme. The training will be held virtually for young entrepreneurs in Adamawa, Anambra, Cross River, Jigawa, Kogi and Lagos States.
The ICT and Business Skills training is targeted at Nigerian youths between the ages of 18-35 years who have owned or managed a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) for at least two years. The goal is to help build their technology and business skills’ capacity.
Speaking about the programme, the Executive Secretary MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya said “We are constantly seeking ways to bridge the gap between our youth and the skills they require to thrive in a digital
world. As an ICT company invested in Nigeria’s future, this is the reason for this initiative – the need to help young Nigerians to excel in a digitally-driven economy.”
MTN Nigeria continues to implement sustainable initiatives to impact the lives of Nigerians. Recently, MTN announced the sale of 575 Million shares to the public, as a means of helping Nigerians create wealth. The Retail Offer is the first in Nigeria to be delivered via a digital platform. Through technology, MTN Nigeria aims to facilitate maximum possible participation by Nigerian investors.
The ICT and Business Skill training has upskilled over 3,000 young people across 10 states (Oyo, Kano, Imo, Nasarawa, Rivers, Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Borno, Kaduna and Katsina States), in partnership with some of its ecosystem partners – Google, Oracle, IBM, KPMG, Digital Bridge Institute and Cisco.
To apply for the training, qualified candidates should visit mtnonline.com/MTNF-ICT