Lagos State is thrilled to announce the launch of the Basic Digital Skills Training Program for 2023, offering a remarkable opportunity for young Nigerians aged 16-35 to upgrade their digital skills.
This initiative, made possible through a collaborative effort between Lagos State, Microsoft, Tech4Dev, and other strategic partners, aims to enhance the digital proficiency of the youth.
About the Digital Skills Training Program
The Lagos State Basic Digital Skills Training Program is a joint venture involving Microsoft, Tech4Dev, and the Lagos State Government. Supported by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (SETF), this program aspires to equip 100,000 young residents of Lagos with essential digital skills.
A Collaborative Endeavor
Digital Skills Nigeria (DSN), a long-term program, brings together a diverse array of groups, including public, private, and nonprofit organizations, to work in harmony. Microsoft initiated this program with the goal of assisting government entities in improving their capacity to provide training and job opportunities aligned with the needs of local businesses.
The program caters to young Nigerians aged 16-35 and encompasses a comprehensive range of digital skills, from foundational to advanced levels. Microsoft, alongside the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, Tech4Dev, and influential figures from both the public and private sectors, collaboratively facilitate this initiative.
To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:
Be a young Nigerian between the ages of 18 and 35.
Reside in Lagos.
Commit to attending the training sessions.
Key Training Areas
Participants can anticipate training in the following key areas:
Basic computer skills and digital literacy.
Online communication and safe online practices.
Content creation and management.
Proficiency in essential tools such as Microsoft Excel, Office 365, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint.
Upon successfully completing the training, participants will receive certifications that validate their expertise in core digital competencies:
Basic computer use.
Handling online information.
Responsible and secure online communication.
Producing digital content.
Collaborative digital work and content management.
Mastery of Microsoft tools: Excel, Office 365, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint.
Advanced Digital Skills
For those seeking specialized expertise, the program offers advanced training and certification opportunities in areas such as:
Azure Administrator (AZ-104)
Azure DevOps Engineer (AZ-400)
Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500)
Azure Data Scientist (DP-100)
Security Administrator (MS-500)
Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300)
How to Apply
If you meet the eligibility criteria and are eager to enhance your digital skill set, seize this opportunity to shape your future. Apply now to join the Lagos State Digital Skills Training Program 2023 and embark on a journey to unlock your potential in the digital age.