The future of work is online and the Nigerian youth needs to be a part of the fast-growing digital economy. In light of this, the World Bank in partnership with the Kaduna State Government is set to host young Nigerian graduates for a 3-day E-lance training workshop.
This workshop was created by the Kaduna State Government and the World Bank with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation to bridge the gap of unemployment facing Nigeria’s economy.
Nine hundred participants both male and female were shortlisted to partake in the training, with female participation at almost 50%. The aim of the workshop is to improve their digital skills and enable them to work and earn anywhere in the country.
The workshop is set to take place from the 10th-12th of July 2018 at the Kaduna State University ICT center.
Participants will be trained according to their specific skills on different days, with categories ranging from Business Skills to Creative skills. The participants will have access to important information that would help them thrive on E-lance platforms, both locally and internationally.
This will be a great opportunity for participants to network with and learn more from the E-lance platforms on how to best position themselves to earn income from the Virtual Economy.
The increasing engagement of the Nigerian youth in the digital economy, especially in the northern part of the country, will have a significant impact in boosting Nigeria’s economy.