Grazac Academy | Training youths on tech skills for free

by | Nov 12, 2021

This article is a Brand Press post. Brand Press is a paid service for brands that want to reach Techpoint Africa’s audience directly. Techpoint Africa’s editorial team doesn’t write Brand Press content. To promote your brand via Brand Press, please email business@techpoint.africa

Grazac Academy upskill Nigeria youths and connect them to entry level jobs in the technology industry at  no cost.

Everyday, more people enter the labour market than the number of jobs being created, research has it that job seekers are applying for more than 20 jobs per day. The era of covid has hastened the growth of digital companies and at the same time modifying the employment space for youths. The job space is really going digital and the implication is that digital skill sets are in high demand.

However, it seems that the skills available in the labour market are no match to the requirements of employers. How is Nigeria’s rapidly increasing youths preparing to take on these new digital job roles? The big question here is “Are Nigeria youths equipped with the skill sets needed in this new era?”

In Nigeria of today, having two degrees doesn’t even guarantee employment and this is why we have launched Grazac Academy to help Nigerian youths acquire technology skills and pay nothing until they are hired.

The rate of unemployment is indeed alarming, but we won’t also fail to mention that our youths are not prepared for the tiny bits of jobs available. A close analysis of the digital sector shows a huge competency-based skills deficit.

We believe if  Africa will rise and if Nigeria will develop, we must not overlook the tech space and our youths. Technological advancement is the inroad to Africa’s rising and with Nigeria being the most populous country in Africa with one of the largest populations of youth in the world, developing technology talents will not just boost our GDP but get us ready for the 5th industrial revolution.

The  Co-founder and CEO of Grazac Academy, Victor Adeleye revealed that the reason for making the training free is because the major excuse of Nigerian youths not acquiring skills has been lack of funds and this new model is aimed at connecting at least 500 youths to entry level jobs annually, participants are expected to pay back to the company when they are hired. 

Deborah Oladele, the program manager at Grazac Academy also emphasized that “it is not enough to learn a tech skill but it is also important to possess soft skills that will enhance employability and also help participants achieve or retain their dream jobs”. In her statement, she also said participants will not just be provided with certificates that will serve as proof that they are qualified to work in any tech space locally and globally but will also be trained on the essential soft skills to possess in the tech industry and this is what differentiates them from others.

The mode of learning is hybrid and courses ranging from Product Designing, Front-end Web Development, Back-end Web Development and Mobile Application Development have been designed such that no basic knowledge or experience is required to learn. The training will last for five (5) months and  participants will work on real-life projects during their mandatory internship, which will help them get familiar with encountering and overcoming challenges and also get experienced when they get connected to jobs. 

Nigerian youths who are ready to be equipped with the skills and tools needed to kickstart a career in tech should take full advantage of paying no tuition until they get a job. Interested participants are to visit www.grazacacademy.com to get started.

Connect with Grazac Academy on social:

Instagram : www.instagram.com/grazacacademy

Twitter : www.twitter.com/grazacacademy

This Brand Press article wasn't written by Techpoint Africa’s editorial team. To promote your brand via Brand Press, please email business@techpoint.africa.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
4 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
isaac
isaac
17 days ago

Wow lovely can’t wait for this opportunity to pass by.

Emeh Sophie
Emeh Sophie
15 days ago

Hello

Raji Sulaimon
Raji Sulaimon
15 days ago

How can I join the team pls

Adebanjo Elijah Adenekan
Adebanjo Elijah Adenekan
13 days ago

Hello tech point….. How do I join… Am interested

More Brand Press

Subscribe to Crypto Explorer

A monthly series featuring in-depth analysis on the cryptocurrency sector in Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap