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Applications open for second cohort of HatchDev Program in Nigeria

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Moniepoint, a leading digital financial services provider, has announced that applications are now open for the second cohort of HatchDev, a specialized tech training program in collaboration with NITHub Unilag.

HatchDev aims to develop junior software engineers, systems developers, and IoT engineers over nine months to help fill Nigeria’s tech talent gap. The intensive curriculum covers front-end, back-end, mobile development, UI/UX design, data science, and embedded systems.

The first cohort kicked off in October 2022 and has already successfully placed trainees into industry jobs. Now applications are open until February 18th for the next round of aspiring tech professionals.

To apply, candidates should have foundational knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Selected participants will undergo six months of hands-on training from industry experts, followed by a three-month internship to gain practical work experience.

Upon completion, trainees will have the skills and portfolio to launch careers as full-stack developers or related roles to meet high market demand.

Read also: How to get Tesla Electric Vehicles in Nigeria: challenges and solutions

Speaking on the program, Moniepoint’s VP Engineering, Chukwudum Ekwueme, said:

We envision HatchDev as a transformative approach to use technology in powering dreams and creating opportunities in Nigeria.”

Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa, Project Lead from NITHub Unilag, added:

We’ve seen firsthand how HatchDev empowers young people with skills for amazing tech careers. I encourage interested individuals to apply and shape the future of Nigeria’s digital economy.”

With the goal of developing 500 high-caliber tech professionals annually, HatchDev supports the government’s digital transformation and job creation priorities. Successful applicants will gain in-demand skills to propel Nigeria’s burgeoning technology sector.

To apply, click here

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