Google is making a significant move to boost digital skills, employability, and business growth by revealing a plan to educate 20,000 Nigerian women and youth in digital competencies.
This program is funded by a grant from Google’s charitable division, which collaborates with Data Science Nigeria and the Creative Industry Initiative for Africa . to synchronize with the Nigerian government’s pledge to increase the involvement of young people in the digital economy.
The objective? Addressing youth unemployment in Nigeria by arming participants with the essential digital capabilities needed for the upcoming job environment. Notably, the tech giant already runs the “Grow with Google in Africa” program, partnering with numerous African governments and industry specialists to aid individuals in enhancing their digital expertise for their professions and enterprises.
The curriculum includes instruction in various career and business specializations, such as AI, Data Analytics, and Digital Marketing, to name a few. To date, the initiative has enabled the training of millions across Africa, creating tools customized for local community needs.
Furthermore, the tech behemoth has committed a grant of NGN 1.2 billion (about $1.6 million) to assist the Nigerian government in creating one million digital job opportunities within the nation.