NITDA 1 Million Digital Economy Jobs Coursera Scholarship 2023 – How To Apply

NITDA COURSERA SCHOLARSHIP COHORT 2 – As part of the Federal Government’s commitment to creating 1 million jobs in the digital economy, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in partnership with Coursera, hereby offers an opportunity to build capacity that can provide you with skills for digital jobs.

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These Scholarships will enable Nigerian citizens to obtain professional certifications from some of the world’s leading multinational tech companies (e.g. Meta, Google, IBM) and top-ranked US universities. Applicants are to select one certification program from Category A and Category B that they wish to be enrolled in.

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Category A: (IT Career Pathway) offers a total of 19 professional certification programs to help you kickstart a successful IT career. Each program comprises a series of related courses focused on providing deep knowledge and hands-on skills required for employment. When you complete each course within the program, you’ll earn a certificate of completion. However, the professional certification will be earned when you have completed all the required courses in the program.

Category B: (Complementary Skills Pathway) offers 4 certification programs for you to choose from to complement your IT career skills and sharpen your use o digital productivity tools, entrepreneurship, of freelancing skills.

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Deadline: The call for applications starts on Wednesday, 31st May 2023 and is to close on Wednesday 14th June 2023.

Training date: The Cohort 2 training starts on Monday, 19th June 2023 for a period of 6 months.

How to apply

Interested applicants that want to gain an opportunity to skills that can give you access to global jobs should apply via this link

Coursera is a global digital learning platform that has an affiliation with many Ivy League universities across the world. NITDA partnered with Coursera to access licenses for its citizens through the paid partnership on the “Coursera for Government initiative.

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