Worldwide, the opportunities available in technology are abundant and increasing by the day. In Nigeria, despite many challenges, the story is the same. Nigeria has the largest tech ecosystem in Africa, valued at $2 billion in 2017.
Nigeria’s federal government budgeted over ₦9 billion on foreign software in 2017 — enough to create 2000 well-paid local technology jobs. Startups and established firms in the private sector are likely spending billions as well to develop their technology offshore due to lack of local talent. Some countries have more than $10 billion unclaimed tech wage due to lack of talent to fill roles. For skilled tech professionals, the world is their proverbial oyster.
NESA exists first to help people acquire relevant new economy skills, and then to build a bridge between those skills and potentially life-changing opportunities. We are committed to equipping young people with the skills they need to maximize their capacity to create value for themselves, their loved ones, and society at large.
Our first course – full-stack web development (FSWD) – is an intensive, full-time, six-month introduction to designing and building web applications. The first three months will be a focused, project-based academic experience designed to get students up to speed, and the last three months will be a work period where students work on real projects for real companies and have an opportunity to earn as a developer before graduating from NESA.
Program benefits for students:
- Learn the most relevant skills face-to-face from seasoned software development professionals.
- Access a pool of mentors from tech ecosystems around the world.
- Learn by doing. Build real web applications. Work on live software projects from real companies and build a robust developer portfolio.
- Receive career support and find employment opportunities.
The FSWB program has a fee. — we have two payment plans that make the program accessible by allowing students to pay in installments. Students can pay the lowest upfront amount by selecting Plan #2 for N100K per month over three months.
As a skilled developer, your earning potential will dwarf your self-investment in time.
Please visit www.nesa.makers.ng/program for more details. At the end of the six-month program, we will work with our graduates who have demonstrated an adequate level of proficiency to find employment opportunities. These could be full-time or contract-based employment and project opportunities.
Graduates will be qualified for web development roles, and will have a strong enough foundation to learn quickly and rise to higher levels of responsibility and compensation. Applicants asked and we listened. The first cohort begins classes at the end of May ’17. We are accepting more applications until the end of the month.
We encourage any interested persons to apply and take this opportunity to discover a new world of opportunities. We are also seeking three software partners. Let us develop your web or mobile application. Our seasoned engineers will own the process, while our students will contribute as part of their learning experience.
NESA by Makers Limited is a company registered in Lagos. It was founded and is operated by Obinna J. Ukwuani, the Chief Executive Officer, and Lotte Elsa Goos, the Chief Academic Officer. Our team is comprised of experienced communication, education, and software engineering professionals from around the world.
Despite our diverse backgrounds, we share one thing in common – to share our knowledge and resources, and to use our talents for the betterment of others. Check out the team at www.nesa.makers.ng/about.