Lagos residents will have more opportunities to acquire and improve their tech skills, thanks to new partnerships between a tech career accelerator, a state agency, a financial broker, and a professional association. The tech career accelerator, ALX Nigeria, announced the partnerships with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), HFM, and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at an event in Lagos last weekend. The partnerships aim to bridge the gap between the legal, finance, and tech sectors, and to create more jobs and growth in the tech industry.
ALX Nigeria is a tech career accelerator that provides specialised tech training and coaching to individuals who want to transition into high-growth tech careers, such as software development, data science, and artificial intelligence. ALX Nigeria is part of the African Leadership Group, a network of organisations that empower and educate young Africans to become leaders and entrepreneurs.
ALX Nigeria offers various programmes and services to its learners, such as:
- The ALX Fellowship, which is a six-month intensive programme that equips learners with the skills and mindset they need to succeed in the tech industry, and connects them with job opportunities and mentors.
- The ALX Ventures, which is a community and platform that supports learners who want to start their own businesses, and provides them with access to funding, resources, and networks.
- The ALX Talent, which is a service that matches learners with employers who are looking for tech talent, and provides them with career guidance and support.
ALX Nigeria also partners with various organisations and institutions, such as universities, corporates, and governments, to deliver customised tech training and solutions to their members and beneficiaries.
The New Partnerships: What They Are and What They Aim For
ALX Nigeria announced the new partnerships with the LSETF, HFM, and the NBA at an event in Lagos last weekend, where they also showcased some of their success stories and achievements. The new partnerships are:
- A partnership with the LSETF, which is a state agency that provides funding and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Lagos. Through this partnership, ALX Nigeria will provide tech training to the beneficiaries of the LSETF, and help them access the opportunities and benefits of the tech sector.
- A partnership with HFM, which is a financial broker that provides investment and advisory services to individuals and businesses. Through this partnership, ALX Nigeria will provide tech training to the clients and staff of HFM, and help them leverage the tech trends and innovations in the finance sector.
- A partnership with the NBA, which is a professional association that represents and regulates the legal profession in Nigeria. Through this partnership, ALX Nigeria will provide tech training to the members of the NBA, and help them adapt to the tech developments and challenges in the legal sector.
The partnerships aim to bridge the gap between the legal, finance, and tech sectors, and to create more jobs and growth in the tech industry. The partnerships also aim to increase the representation and inclusion of underrepresented groups, such as women, people of colour, and people from low-income backgrounds, in the tech sector.
The Impact and Potential of the New Partnerships
The new partnerships are expected to have a positive impact and potential for the tech sector and the society, such as:
- Enhancing the skills and competencies of the learners and the partners, and preparing them for the current and future demands of the tech industry.
- Increasing the collaboration and innovation among the learners and the partners, and creating new solutions and opportunities for the tech industry and the society.
- Improving the diversity and equity of the tech sector, and empowering more people to participate and benefit from the tech industry and the digital economy.
The new partnerships are part of ALX Nigeria’s vision and mission to unlock new possibilities for individuals and organisations in the tech sector, and to drive sustainable economic development and social impact in Nigeria and Africa.
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