FG announces successful applicants for the 3MTT program.
The program offers training in 12 tech fields, including Artificial Intelligence.
The goal is to train 3 million Nigerians in tech to lower youth unemployment over four years
The Nigerian government has revealed the first group of successful candidates for its 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) program, a major move to improve digital skills and grow the tech industry in Nigeria
This initiative plans to train three million Nigerians in sought-after tech skills in four years, helping them find jobs and aiding the country’s digital advancement.
The unveiling of the first group of participants is a key step in the 3MTT program, a central part of the Renewed Hope agenda.
The chosen participants will start an extensive training program covering 12 tech courses that meet industry needs, including:
- Software Development
- UI/UX Design
- Data Analysis & Visualization
- Quality Assurance
- Product Management
- Data Science
- AI/Machine Learning
- Game Development
- Cloud Computing
- Dev Ops
The 3MTT program is meticulously designed to address the critical need for skilled tech talent in Nigeria. With an unemployment rate of over 33%, particularly among young people, the program aims to provide individuals with the necessary skills and certifications to secure gainful employment in the tech sector. This, in turn, will contribute to reducing unemployment, boosting economic growth, and positioning Nigeria as a global leader in digital innovation.
The program’s fellowship model, executed in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), brings together a diverse range of stakeholders, including training providers, partners, and placement organizations. This collaborative approach ensures that participants receive high-quality training, access to relevant resources, and opportunities for employment placement upon completion of the program.
The Federal Government’s commitment to the 3MTT program is further evidenced by the recent announcement of N1 billion in funding provided by IHS Telecom. This investment underscores the government’s unwavering belief in the transformative potential of the program and its ability to empower Nigerian youth to thrive in the digital age.
As the 3MTT program progresses, it holds the promise of unlocking Nigeria’s immense potential in the tech sector. By equipping three million Nigerians with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the digital economy, the program will not only address the skills gap but also fuel economic growth, foster innovation, and contribute to a brighter future for the nation