Digital Explorers launch paid traineeship in Lithuania for Nigerian feminine information analysts/scientists – Ventures Africa

Digital Explorers has launched purposes for the second cohort of this system. This time, it’s a female-only observe that may choose as much as 15 feminine Data Analysts and Data Scientists at entry-level who will endure as much as 6 months paid traineeship in Lithuania. The program will encompass intensive coaching and a placement at a Lithuanian firm.

Digital Explorers launched in 2019, choosing 15 Nigerian ICT specialists, from a pool of 1,400 younger abilities. The first cohort of 15 digital explorers has spent a 12 months in Lithuania, working, studying, and networking. They at the moment are wrapping up their one-year profession development journey and transitioning to full-time, extra everlasting employment.

For the subsequent cohort, Digital Explorers is partnering with Data Science Nigeria to establish and choose Data Analysts/Scientists for its 2020 Virtual Bootcamp (to start on 20th October 2020). The goal of this cohort is to assist girls in tech and contribute to closing the worldwide tech gender hole by providing tailor-made information evaluation/information science traineeships to chose contributors.

Interested Nigerian entry-level feminine information analysts/scientists are required to register for the DSN Hackathon through this link in an effort to make it into the Virtual Bootcamp. This additionally provides a chance for Nigerian corporations with current feminine entry-level information scientists and analysts to encourage their employees to use. Participants will obtain tailor-made coaching, worldwide publicity, and return after 6 months higher geared up to contribute to the success of the group. Application for the DSN Hackathon closes on October third, 2020. 

The coaching contributors will obtain shall be tailor-made to fulfill market calls for in Lithuania and Nigeria. At the tip of the programme, contributors shall be additional assisted find the appropriate employment alternatives in Nigeria.

Nigerian corporations all in favour of hiring information analysts and information scientists sooner or later can associate by registering here to recruit contributors who efficiently full the programme.

In his vision essay about this program, Kola Aina – Founder of Ventures Platform says this challenge is about “upskilling the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs and knowledge workers with global networks and connections. Our “Digital Explorers” shall be working aspect by aspect with superb folks on world-class groups, constructing services and products for international purchasers, and spending lots of time in structured studying and networking actions… Looked at from a sure perspective, the individuals who make it into the Digital Explorers programme are successfully being paid to study and purchase world-class expertise.”

Speaking on the launch of the second observe of the Digital Explorers program, Eugenija Kovaliova, Co-founder of AfriKo says, Lithuanian ICT sector has been maturing significantly over the past decades and this has been recognized by many international tech companies, hiring Lithuanian specialists to work on complex projects. At Digital Explorers we want to open up an opportunity for Nigerian talents to work alongside Lithuania’s best and bring back acquired skills and knowledge for a stronger Nigerian digital landscape.

Mimshach Obioha, the Executive Director at Ventures Platform Foundation, added, “The choice to focus on Data Analysts and Data Scientists is fueled by the growing global demand across different industries for jobs such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialists or Data Scientists.”

To study extra concerning the Female Track and the Digital Explorers programme, please go to the website.


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