March 20, 2024

Interswitch Group to hand  2,000 youths new talents

Interswitch Group to hand  2,000 youths new talents

By Juliet Umeh

Integrated payments and digital commerce companies, Interswitch has commenced its maiden edition of Job Shadowing Programme to upskill 2, 000 youths on emerging talents.

It said the move signals its steadfast dedication to nurturing emerging talent and enhancing capabilities within the continent’s tech sector.

Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch Nigeria, Franklin Ali, said the programme which is scheduled to run from March to June 2024, the initiative aims to empower over 2,000 professionals through immersive training, tailored coaching, and mentorship sessions spanning diverse disciplines such as engineering, product management, operations, marketing, finance, and human resources.

Ali said: “With over 16,000 applications received, the selection process rigorously sifted through candidates to identify the 2,000 successful intakes who would be further split into 20 cohorts. This immense interest underscores the high demand for developmental opportunities within Africa’s burgeoning tech sector.

“For three months, participants will immerse themselves in comprehensive training, gaining insights into industry best practices, emerging trends, and practical skills from Interswitch’s seasoned professionals and tech industry experts alike.

“We are delighted to kick off the Interswitch Job Shadowing Program, tailored to empower the next generation of African talent. At Interswitch, we recognize the transformative power of mentorship and hands-on learning in unlocking potential and driving innovation. Through this initiative, we aim to furnish professionals with the tools and support necessary to excel in their respective fields.”

Ali also emphasized the programme’s role in fortifying the technology value chain and enhancing workforce capabilities, asserting, “Initiatives like the Interswitch Job Shadowing Program play a pivotal role in nurturing talent and empowering individuals to thrive amidst the evolving workforce landscape.”

Ali added: “In addition to offering immersive training and mentorship, outstanding candidates from the program will have the opportunity to interview at the upcoming Interswitch Career Fair. “Successful candidates will be considered for critical positions within the company, further solidifying Interswitch’s commitment to capacity building.”