Andela and Microsoft 4Afrika have struck a partnership that will see developers in Kenya and Nigeria benefit from the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020. The program will seek to up-skill developers from two of Africa’s leading tech hubs, who will go through an immersive program designed to equip participants with basic skills in Azure.
According to a press release published on May 19, the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training is an open program and selected developers will get trained via the LinkedIn Learning platform. Applications for the program opened on May 15 and will close on Monday, May 25.
Applications for ALCwithMicrosoft
Interested developers should be 18 years and be ready to dedicate between 10 and 15 hours towards the program. Besides, English proficiency is a requirement, with applicants expected to have 1 or more years of experience as a software developer.
ACLwithMicrosoft will engage up to 3000 developers to the end of June 2020.
Software developers should expect to acquire proficiency in Azure technologies. They will also have an opportunity for a Microsoft Azure certification exam voucher.
Microsoft 4Afrika is a business and market development initiative by Microsoft. It targets unlocking and accelerating the development of technology that will benefit Africa and the world. The initiative works with various groups to upskill individuals in Microsoft technologies. Participants in its programs include developers, startups, interns, and students among others.
Andela’s Talent Partnerships Manager Lina Ng’inja said that the startup will continue to work with Microsoft to support tech talent across Africa.
“We are excited for the opportunity this partnership brings and look forward to engaging with software engineers in Kenya and Nigeria.” Ng’inja added.
Apart from Microsoft, Andela has in the past entered into strategic partnerships with leading tech companies Google and Facebook as well as Pluralsight and Udacity.