….open registration for 2022 Vocational Session

Passionate about the development of African youths in the creative industry, the founder of Culturati Academy, Idris Aregbe, has disclosed that the vision behind the initiative was to give the young men and women in the continent economic power they needed to transform their lives toward becoming a better citizen.

Aregbe said that through the academy, they become vibrant economic agents in less than one year and begun to positively contribute towards the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the dynamic creative industry.

To ensure that the economic power is handed over to the young men and women fully, the academy, an arm of Africa’s largest cultural fusion, Culturati, according to the founder, has sets up an investment scheme to empower the young creative mind after the training.

“This scheme has been set to finance graduates of the academy begin their trade, with the ultimate goal to identify, develop and equip creative talents amongst youths to make them productive economic agents and financially independent, thus help them contribute meaningfully to the economic development of their communities”

In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday, he noted that for the youths to benefit and get the financial power, the academy has commenced registration for 2022 vocational year.

The session will run from August to September this year and would be offering courses on modelling, Fashion Designing, Make-up, Arts and Crafts, Catering and Mixology, Tourism, Furniture/Upholstery, Leather Works, Hair Styling, and Content Creation as , as well as liberal courses as well as technical courses including; Software Engineering, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Custom Web Development, Product Management, and Product Design (UI/UX) at the Culturati Tech Academy.

Speaking about the essence and impact of the academy since established in 2020, Aregbe noted that the creative industry could conveniently accommodate African youths particularly those endowed with a plethora of creative talents.

He stressed that the gap in the strategic needs of African countries could be bridged through well-articulated direction for the creative industry.

The founder explained that the creative industry remain one where the energy of youths could be guided to meaningfully and sustainably contribute to socio-economic fortunes, noting that this is one of the rationale behind the academy establishment.

As a platform that Engages, Empowers and Supports African youths, according to Aregbe “The rationale behind Culturati Academy is essentially on exploring how the strong potentials of African youths can be modulated and accelerated on the back of culture towards socio-economic development”

“The period of time youths waste before and even after the university, usually exploited by vices, could be eliminated by concerted effort at strategically positioning the creative industry to absorb their creative energy”.

“While it takes at least four years to get a university degree, and possibly more years to get a job, young people could become vibrant economic agents in less than 1 year, positively contributing to the economy with a dynamic creative industry. With economic power, they can afford their school fees and study much more conveniently. The positive ripple effects are just tremendous.” Aregbe averred.

Interested applicants may register for the session via our website www.culturati.ng

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